Master’s Degree: Applied Psychology
Help Individuals, families and communities
Enhance your professional skills or begin a new career path helping individuals, families and communities with a Master of Science in Applied Psychology. This program develops advanced training in psychology to help you meet your career goals or prepare for post-graduate certification in the field.
With a curriculum that combines psychological science and applied practice, this degree program emphasizes the application of psychology in a variety of settings and incorporates research into all areas of study to help students effectively engage with others, critique psychological research, and examine the impact of diversity, equity and inclusion through the lens of psychology.
Study is done in accelerated five-week semesters to enable you to earn your degree in about a year, and in a way that fits into your life. The program is also affordable, with all classes priced at $1,450, which equates to about $484 per graduate credit.
Careers and concentrations
A Master’s degree in Applied Psychology helps you grow professionally and personally by developing a deep understanding of human behavior, as well as methods to communicate, support and assist people with common issues in a range of settings. You can also choose additional coursework to build graduate preparation by completing available certificates in Addiction Studies, Behavioral Specialist and Health Coaching.
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- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, preferably in psychology or a related field
- A minimum of 6 credit hours in psychology at the B.S./B.A. level (introductory psychology and research methods and statistics)
- A minimum grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or provisional acceptance)
- A statement of career interest and goals indicating reasons for pursuing this degree (500 words or less)
The program is designed to enable graduate students to complete the entire program in about one year, and by taking only one class at a time. The program also meets the American Psychological Association requirements for M.S. level graduate training, and is offered in an asynchronous online format.
Frequently asked questions
How many courses do I need to take? How long does this take?
The complete master’s in applied psychology program is 10 courses in duration. Each class is offered online and lasts five weeks.
Can I transfer classes?
Yes! You may transfer in a maximum of six credits.
How much does it cost?
The price per course is $1,450 with no additional fees. Books are not included in this price.
When can I start?
There are eight opportunities throughout the year to begin this master’s program in the School of Professional Studies – three in the fall, three in the spring and two in the summer.