Online Master of Science in Psychology

Arizona State University’s online Master of Science in psychology is your gateway to understanding psychological theory and empirical research findings related to human behavior, cognition, emotion and attitudes. You’ll learn about the many roles filled by psychologists through a curriculum emphasizing cognitive, developmental, physiological and social psychology.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 12

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 36

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What you’ll learn in this master’s in psychology

Throughout this program, you’ll explore contemporary issues in psychology, providing you with deep exposure to broadly relevant psychological topics. You’ll also choose elective courses that focus on areas important to your professional interests. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped with research knowledge and valuable experience that can be applied to a variety of careers.

Who’s a good candidate for this program?

If you’re interested in gaining additional knowledge in the field of psychology and pursuing a career in non-clinical mental health, nonprofits or marketing, this program may be a good fit for you. This program is rigorous and course-intensive, requiring writing and statistics. It’s best suited for highly-motivated individuals interested in advanced coursework in the general field of psychology.

It’s important to note that this program doesn’t train or provide licensure to individuals for a career as a counselor or clinical psychologist.

Specialize your studies with a master’s in psychology concentration

This general psychology master’s explores various psychological topics and tailors your electives to your interests and career goals. Following a comprehensive curriculum, this program is ideal for those looking to gain a broader understanding of psychology. However, if you’re interested in a specific field or career, you may want to consider specializing your master’s in psychology with one of two concentrations:

  • Industrial and organizational psychology concentration (launching fall 2024): If you want to advance your career in management or business settings, this industrial and organizational psychology concentration can help elevate your career. This concentration deepens your understanding of psychological applications to the workplace.
  • Positive psychology concentration: This positive psychology concentration can support a career in human resources or education. While some electives in the general psychology master’s program cover positive psychology topics, this concentration ensures that you gain an expert knowledge base on these components.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Psychology master’s courses

This program features depth and customizability in its coursework. You’ll learn about essential psychology concepts through core courses. Additionally, you’ll take elective courses that align with your specific interests in psychology.


Core

Advanced Cognitive Science


Core

Advanced Developmental Psychology


Core

Advanced Positive Psychology


Core

Advanced Social Psychology


Core

Cross-Cultural Psychology


Core

Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods


Core

Professional Issues in Psychology


Core

Research Methods


The careers a master’s in psychology prepares you for

Upon graduation, you may pursue nonprofit, private and public sector roles or additional graduate education. The deep understanding of human thought and behavior you develop is broadly applicable. Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:

Behavioral health

Education

Employee training

Human resources

Market research

Program management

Public relations

Rehabilitation services

Social services

Faculty who build, maintain and improve a rigorous and relevant curriculum

As an online student at ASU, you’ll get the New College experience from world-renowned faculty. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Faculty who build, maintain and improve a rigorous and relevant curriculum

As an online student at ASU, you’ll get the New College experience from world-renowned faculty. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

How to apply

Applicants to the Master of Science in psychology program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Application requirements

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Study at a globally recognized university

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

4


New College graduate programs offered completely online.

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. 

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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