The Master of Arts in Psychology blends scientific theory and principles with academic research and applicable skills that are sought by industry professionals. This online degree program emphasizes the factors related to human behavior including lifespan development, social and cultural diversity, assessment, personality, and psychopathology. Through the online classroom, you will interact with peers and instructors who share your passion for psychology and for enhancing human mental health and well-being. This online psychology program should not be considered a terminal degree in the field, but rather is designed to prepare you for doctoral or other graduate studies while further developing the knowledge and skills needed to achieve career advancement.
This program has specific admission requirements.
Degree Program Objectives
In addition to the University’s institutional and degree-level learning outcome objectives, the M.A. in Psychology degree requires the following program-specific learning outcomes of its graduates.
Upon completion of this degree, graduates will have:
- Examined historical and contemporary trends occurring across multiple domains of theory, research and practice within the field of psychology;
- Applied core concepts of psychology to normal and abnormal individual, social, cultural, and organizational functioning;
- Constructed discipline-relevant research proposals;
- Evaluated scholarly resources pertinent to the discipline;
- Written competently in accordance with the standards of the American Psychological Association;
- Investigated professional opportunities, responsibilities and challenges experienced by practitioners within the discipline; and
- Applied the Ethical Principles of the American Psychological Association.
Degree at a Glance
|Final Program Requirements||3|
|Total Semester Hours||39|
Degree Program Requirements
Core Requirements (33 semester hours)
|PSYC500||Orientation to Graduate Learning in Psychology 1||3|
|PSYC501||Research and Statistical Methods||3|
|PSYC502||Tests and Measurements (Prerequisite: PSYC501 - Research and Statistical Methods)||3|
|PSYC511||Learning and Cognition||3|
|PSYC520||Personality and Counseling Theories||3|
|PSYC526||Psychopathology (Prerequisite: PSYC525 - Physiological Psychology)||3|
|PSYC550||Professional Ethics and Standards||3|
|PSYC590||Contemporary Issues in Psychology||3|
|Total Semester Hours||33|
Must be taken as the first course but may be taken concurrently with other courses.
Major Requirements (3 semester hours)
|Select 1 course from the following:||3|
|Multicultural Issues in Human Behavior|
|Substance Abuse and Addiction|
|Crisis and Emergency Intervention|
|Total Semester Hours||3|
Elective Requirements (0 semester hours)
Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)
|PSYC699||Integrative Capstone Project in Psychology 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||3|
Taken once all other requirements have been met.