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master's degree

master of science in psychology

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17 months

approximate program length

39

total credits

$698

cost per credit

online

format

start when you're ready

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register by: jan 6, 2021

understand why people behave the way they do. our master of science in psychology gives you the skills to evaluate human behavior and help individuals and groups function more effectively. although this program doesn’t prepare you for professional licensure, you’ll be able to apply psychological principles to address personal, social and organizational problems.

you'll learn how to:

  • identify and consider aspects of human development, multicultural and social issues in psychology

  • develop actionable research skills in order to make a difference in organizations and communities

  • apply complex models of acquired behavior, motivation, memory and personality theories

  • apply the american psychological association (apa) code of ethics when resolving problems related to human behavior

courses

1

course at a time

6

weeks per course

8

courses per year

schedule

your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a master of science in psychology.

what you'll learn

when you earn your online master’s in psychology, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

topics covered in this degree include:

  • major concepts, theories, methodologies and historical trends in psychology
  • the scientific method and research-related activities in psychology
  • psychological principles to address personal, social and organizational problems and issues 

program purpose statement

the master of science in psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. this program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist, counselor or other mental health provider.

Careers & Outcomes

what can you do with a master's in psychology degree?

an msp can prepare you to be a:

  • psychology instructor
  • compliance manager
  • regulatory affairs manager
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according to the bureau of labor statistics, job growth for compliance managers is projected to be average between 2018 and 2028.

tuition

paying for school

locked-in tuition

$698

cost per credit

keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. that’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

save time and money on your degree

credit transfer made easy
graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

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Accreditation & faculty

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institutional accreditation

university of phoenix is accredited by the higher learning commission (hlc), hlcommission.org. since 1978, university of phoenix has been continually accredited by the higher learning commission and its predecessor.

faculty fast facts

25

average years of industry experience

87

psychologists

while widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. please check with a university enrollment representative.