The online Master of Science in Psychology degree is designed for individuals who desire to gain additional research knowledge or who want to pursue a career in mental health, nonprofit, or marketing.
The core courses include statistics and research methods as well as professional issues in psychology. Students can then take in-depth elective courses in several areas, including abnormal psychology, affective science, behavior analysis, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, legal psychology, psychophysiology and social psychology. Career opportunities for students with an online MS in Psychology include psychologists, social workers, researchers and analysts, though most of these will require further study beyond this program. (Note: this program will not make its graduates eligible for licensure for clinical practice.)
The Master’s program is offered to both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can earn the degree in as little as 18 months. Part-time students will take longer to complete the degree, but must fulfill all requirements for the degree within six years from the date of their first course. Students must meet all admissions criteria of the Graduate College and the MS Psychology program.
The online Master of Science in Psychology degree is designed for individuals who desire to gain additional research knowledge or who want to pursue a career in mental health, nonprofit, or marketing. This is a rigorous course-intensive program that requires writing and statistics; the program is best suited for highly motivated individuals. The MS program in Psychology requires the GRE for all applicants; however, this requirement can be waived if the student’s application materials meet all standards for admission and one of the following conditions are met:
- The applicant has achieved a 3.30 cumulative GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from an accredited institution
- The student has completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of graduate level coursework from an accredited institution and has achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA, or higher.