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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit

Designed for busy, career-driven students, UCM offers a B.A. in Psychology completion program at UCM - Lee's Summit.

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I chose Psychology at UCM because of the real-life aspect of the program and the technology in it."
- Madeline Cramer, B.A. in Psychology alumna

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to experience on-the-job training while assisting Dr. Lundervold in the Behavioral Medicine Lab."
- Amy Garcia, B.S. in Psychology graduate and current Psychology graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to apply what I've learned in my classes to the real world and many of my other classes."
- Sara Thomas, B.A. in Psychology graduate and current Criminal Justice graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"The psychology professors at UCM were more than willing to be mentors. They genuinely cared about my goals and success."
- Brittany Echols, B.A. in Psychology alumna


Psychology Department Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate Scholarships

A variety of scholarships and awards are available for undergraduate Psychology students.

Tuition Awards

The Department of Psychological Science provides nine tuition awards for each academic year. Students interested in applying for the awards next year should visit the Department Office (Lovinger  Building, Room 1111) for further award details. Download the application instructions and the faculty endorsement form . Deadline for all scholarship applications is March 1. Awards are announced at the annual Department Banquet at the end of the spring semester. There are nine awards available. They are as follows:

  • Three tuition awards for psychology sophomores who will attain sophomore status by the next academic year. Each award is $1,000 ($500 per semester).
  • Three tuition awards for psychology majors who will attain junior status by the next academic year. Each award is $1,000 ($500 per semester).
  • Three tuition awards for psychology majors who will attain senior status by the next academic year. Each award is $1,000 ($500 per semester).

Psi Chi Awards and Grants
Members of Psi Chi are eligible to apply for Psi Chi Awards and grants (there are several to choose from). Deadlines vary.

Jerome M. Sattler Award
The endowment dispenses the following annual awards for research. These awards vary in amount each year (Application form). Deadline March 1.

  • Best undergraduate poster or paper presentation.
  • Best research/training project completed as part of an undergraduate psychology course.
  • Best graduate poster or paper presentation.
  • Best Master's thesis.

UCM Foundation Scholarships for Psychology Students
Apply for these scholarships through the UCM Foundation.

  • Arthur John Ter Keurst Scholarship in Psychological Science: For students majoring in psychology and have completed their junior year. Deadline March 1.
  • Robert N. Higgins Memorial Scholarship : For junior or senior students majoring in psychology. Deadline: March 1.

Please check UCM's  Scholarships and Awards office.

Graduate Scholarships

In addition to UCM Graduate Scholarships, the following awards are available to Psychology graduate students.

Jerome M. Sattler Endowment. The endowment dispenses the following annual awards for research. These awards vary in amount each year (Application form). Deadline March 1.

  • Best graduate presentation at a recognized professional meeting/convention
  • Outstanding master's thesis.

Joseph J. Ryan Scholarship. One scholarship is awarded to a full-time graduate student pursuing the M.S. degree in psychology at UCM. The award amount will be determined each year. The scholarship is made possible by way of a gift from Dr. Joseph J. Ryan of Weatherby Lake, Missouri. To be eligible, the student must be a full-time student in good standing at UCM, pursuing the M.S. in Psychology, planning to pursue a doctoral program in Psychology, and must demonstrate a commitment to research. (Apply through the UCM Foundation).