Online Master of Science in Psychology

The MS in Psychology program in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences is home to highly productive researchers who publish in top-tier journals and who have received numerous internal and external funding, as well as awards for career achievements.
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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 12

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 36

Details

The online Master of Science in Psychology degree is designed to give students and working professionals an understanding of psychological theory and empirical research findings as they relate to human behavior, cognition, emotion, and attitudes. The coursework is designed to help students learn about the various roles of psychologists in society today and discover which they might like to pursue through careers in education, social service, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, management, or through additional graduate training.

Elective courses in all options are offered in several areas, including abnormal psychology, affective science, behavior analysis, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, legal psychology, psychophysiology and social psychology.

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.

Featured courses


Required core

PSY 502 Professional Issues in Psychology (3)


Required core

PSY 515 Quantitative Analysis I (3)


Required core

PSY 500 Research Methods (3)


Culminating experience

PSY 553 Capstone in General Psychology (3)


Related careers

The ASU Online Master of Science in Psychology is not a pre-clinical or counseling program. The MS in Psychology will not allow students to work professionally or to practice as a licensed counselor or "clinical psychologist," which requires a PhD and additional postdoctoral training. Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Science in Psychology may need additional hands-on research experience prior to applying to a doctoral program. Graduates may pursue careers in:

Human resources

Rehabilitation services

Program management

Behavioral health

Social services

Employee training

Public relations

Market research

Prestigious faculty

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.

Prestigious faculty

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.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

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 5 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. 

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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