The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the College of Mount St. Vincent and St. Peter’s University is an ideal degree for pursuing a variety of career paths and graduate school opportunities. By applying 36 seminary credits, this degree can be completed in just one year.
Through the disciplines of psychology taught in a culturally sensitive environment, the student will gain a deep understanding of individuals and society. They will gain proficiency in employing different research methods and applying evidence. Furthermore, students will learn psychological principles and theories and how to apply them. They will also adopt professional standards in information literacy skills, communication skills, the conventions established by the American Psychological Association (APA) for documenting sources, and APA ethical guidelines.
While it can be used as a stand-alone degree, this 120-credit Bachelor’s degree can also be used to gain entry into our prestigious array of graduate programs including the M.S. in Education & Special Education (Mt. St. Vincent), MSW in Social Work (Wurzweiler), and M.P.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA (Manhattanville College). Additionally, it can also be used to apply to a wide variety of other graduate programs such as Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Leadership, Law, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutrition, Accounting, MBA, Nursing, and more.
This degree is widely accepted by colleges across the country. Graduates of our B.A. in Psychology have moved on to graduate degree programs in prestigious universities including NYU, Rutgers, Columbia, Cornell, YU, Adelphi, Touro, Brooklyn College, FDU, LIU, Fordham, Carnegie Mellon, and others.
We are proud to have partnered with the College of Mount Saint Vincent, a highly ranked college featuring an outstanding undergraduate Psychology department.
Among the five oldest colleges in New York City, MSV offers more than 70 nationally recognized programs, including a full array of majors and minors in the sciences and mathematics, the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and professional preparation in accounting, business, communication, education, and nursing.
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is a regionally accredited institution, which means that their degrees are accepted by graduate programs nationwide. Students have used the bachelor’s degree earned at CMSV for admittance into master’s programs in a wide variety of colleges. For specific information about their accreditation, please see here.
This degree can be completed in as few as three semesters (10 months).
The extreme versatility and accelerated nature of this degree makes it an ideal choice for a student who has yet to decide on a master’s program. Many students only decide on an area of specialization while pursuing this highly respected, yet affordable undergraduate degree that is accepted by premier colleges throughout the USA.
Students who have attended CMSV for the undergraduate program have successfully transferred to numerous local colleges including LIU, Adelphi, Touro, Rutgers, Fordham, Seton Hall, Brooklyn, Queens, St. John’s, YU, Columbia, Mahattanville, and more.
For students and parents alike, the world of college and degrees can be confusing, costly, and difficult to navigate. We pride ourselves on the high-quality educational institutions we partner with, all of whom offer an accredited degree, uncompromised environment, and first-rate faculty. Most of all, we provide exceptional warmth and support to every single CMSV student at Sara Schenirer. We work diligently to offer personal guidance to each student and help ensure their success and timely graduation.
• High school transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
• Passing score on Introductory Psychology CLEP/Coopersmith Exam or equivalent.
Coopersmith Review materials and exams are available through Sara Schenirer by emailing
The Office of the Registrar at the College of Mount Saint Vincent grants transfer credits to students who have completed courses at accredited institutions and have provided their official transcripts for evaluation. The Office of the Registrar evaluates and accepts only credits that are applicable to the student’s program of study and reflect a final grade of ‘C’ or above. Accepted credits are applied to the student’s record, reflected on their academic planner, but not calculated into their College of Mount Saint Vincent GPA. The transfer credit planner will also be shared with the student’s advisor to assist with schedule creation and developing a graduation plan.
We have locations in Boro Park, Crown Heights, Far Rockaway, Monsey. Students can also take this degree through our entirely online program, Sara Schenirer Anywhere.
Courses are offered Sundays and one or two weeknights each week in Boro Park, Monsey, Crown Heights, and online.
In the Five Towns, classes are offered two weeknights, but not on Sundays.
New Jersey students have the option of taking this program through CMSV online or joining Sara Schenirer’s program offered in Lakewood through St. Peter’s University. Details on that program are available online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
• An affordable degree program
• In-class learning with an online component
• Highly personalized student mentoring
• Generous transfer credit program
• Student-friendly Bais Yaakov environment
• Exemplary education with outstanding instructors
Tuition for the portion of the undergraduate program taken through MSV is $400 per credit. A typical student can expect to take 45 credits through the college for a total cost of $18,000.
In addition to 36 seminary credits, a student will likely need to take a limited number of additional exams or courses to complete her degree. We provide personalized guidance to ensure that this is accomplished affordably and efficiently. These additional courses can cost up to $1,500.
Eligible students can receive financial aid for the portion of the degree taken through MSV.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online at
https://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Mount St. Vincent’s FAFSA school code is 002703. Be sure to complete the correct year’s application (2021-22 for Fall 2021, 2022-23 for Fall 2022).
The TAP application is available approximately one week after the FAFSA is submitted, at
https://www.hesc.ny.gov and should be completed by New York State residents only. College of Mount St. Vincent’s TAP code is 0130.
Exceptional guidance counselors work closely with each and every student, enabling the vast majority of our students to graduate on schedule with all requirements completed.
Since this is an online program, location is not a factor provided the student remains in a similar time-zone. Relocating to Eretz Yisroel requires separate arrangements which will need to be coordinated on an individual basis. Additionally, since The College of MSV is an accredited college, credits can be transferred to colleges and universities worldwide.
To apply, you must complete an application which is available on our website or through our office. To request an application, please email email@example.com.
When completing the application, you will also be requested to supply:
• Unofficial High School Transcript
• Personal Statement (minimum 300 words – typed)
• Two References (This need not be a teacher or employer)
• Personal Photograph
Even if you do not have these available at the time of application, we recommend submitting your application immediately and submitting the requested documents as they become available.
Once your application is submitted with all the required documents, an interview will be scheduled to continue the admissions process.
Please note: To join the program, you must have taken and passed the following course no later than one week prior to the start of the semester: Introduction to Psychology.
For students who require this course, we can provide study materials and exams which can be taken at our location, or at testing centers in your location. To request the study materials, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you the study material and exam instructions.
Registration is now open for Fall (September) or Spring (January) semesters. Applications are accepted until approximately 14 days before the start of the semester. Please inquire for exact dates.
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Our BA in Psychology can be used to continue on to our: M.S. in Education & Special Education (Mt. St. Vincent), MSW in Social Work (Wurzweiler), and M.P.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA (Manhattanville College).
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