Online Master of Science in Psychology

Arizona State University’s online master’s in psychology is your gateway to understanding psychological theory and empirical research findings related to human behavior, cognition, emotion and attitudes. As a student in this program, 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: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 12

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 36

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Earn your online master’s in psychology from an accredited university

Online learning is a valuable option for earning a master's degree in psychology. You can benefit from the flexibility and convenience that comes with completing an online master’s degree in psychology, while taking advantage of high educational standards. Tenured and tenure-track faculty oversee and lead ASU Online’s curriculum, resulting in a program that effectively builds advanced knowledge of psychology.

An emphasis on exploring contemporary issues in psychology in the program’s coursework provides you with deep exposure to broadly relevant topics, while the opportunity to take electives empowers you to focus on areas important to your professional interests. You can expect to build research knowledge and develop valuable experience that can be applied to a variety of careers.

Careers with a master's in psychology

 

This online master’s in psychology emphasizes coursework, while the in-person program centers on independent study and research training. An online master’s in psychology can improve career prospects and broaden options. This degree may be right for you if you’re already working or wanting to work in the fields of mental health, nonprofit, marketing or research. 

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

The skills you'll learn in this online master's in psychology program

 

Upon graduation, you’ll leave this master’s in psychology program with a variety of transferable skills needed to pursue a career in the field of psychology. These skills include:

  • Basic research methodology and statistics.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Psychological theory knowledge.
  • Written communication.

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.”

Online master’s in psychology courses

The online psychology master's program features depth and customizability in coursework. Students can take classes that align with their specific interests in psychology.


Core

Advanced Social Psychology


Core

Capstone in General Psychology


Core

Fundamentals of Quantitative Research


Core

Professional Issues in Psychology


Core

Research Methods


What can I do with an online master’s in psychology?

As a graduate with a master's degree in psychology, you may go on to work in many nonprofit, private and public sector roles, or pursue additional graduate education. The deep understanding of human thought and behavior you develop is broadly applicable. Career field examples 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 ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. 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 ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. 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.

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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 5


best online bachelor’s programs.

Top 10%


best global universities.

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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