Online Master of Science in Psychology

An 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, you’ll learn about the many roles filled by psychologists through a curriculum emphasizing cognitive, developmental, physiological and social psychology.

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Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 12

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 36

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Can you get a master’s in psychology online?

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 the 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 means 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 as well, developing valuable experience that can be applied to several careers.

Is an online master’s in psychology credible?

 

Online and in-person degrees from Arizona State University offer a high-quality educational experience, and there is no credibility gap between the two learning paths. While areas of focus differ between the two programs, all students earn the same master's degree in psychology. The online program 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.

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. Featured core courses include:


Required core

Advanced Social Psychology


Required core

Capstone in General Psychology


Required core

Fundamentals of Quantitative Research


Required core

Professional Issues in Psychology


Required 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 are not 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 anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the nation. 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 anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the nation. 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.

Online master’s in psychology admission requirements

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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best global universities.

80%


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

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