Master of Science in Psychology2021-03-29T13:29:49+00:00

Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology

About the Program

The Master of Science in Psychology is a flexible, non-licensure degree program, enabling students to adapt the program to their particular interests and goals in Psychology. This degree culminates in a thesis, training students to become competent consumers and producers of social science research. Emphasis is also placed on expanding knowledge and application of current theories and practices within a professional context using ethical standards while maintaining a sensitivity to diverse ideals and cultures.

Benefits of the M.S. in Psychology degree:

  • 100% online
  • Can be completed in a year
  • Career advancement and increase in job opportunities in:
    • Non-profit organizations
    • For-profit companies
    • Governmental agencies
    • Social and human services agencies
    • Educational institutions
    • Community outreach organizations
  • Preparation for doctoral work in Psychology

Specific Admissions Requirements

  • Students wishing to enroll in the online graduate program need to meet all criteria established by our graduate school as listed in the Graduate School Catalog in addition to:
    • Evidence of completion of at least 15 credits in undergraduate coursework in psychology or a related field with a 2.75 or higher GPA,
    • Essay describing how applicant’s previous coursework/life/career experiences have prepared them for a graduate program in psychology, and their intended goals based on successful completion of the program.

Master of Science in Psychology (online degree coursework)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
Core Courses
PSY 501Ethics and Professional Issues3
PSY 502Research Methods in the Social Sciences3
PSY 503Applied Statistics in the Social Sciences3
PSY 570Master’s Research and Thesis6
ElectivesSelect 18 hours from the following :
PSY 510Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 511Biological Psychology3
PSY 512Learning, Cognition, and Motivation3
PSY 520Developmental Psychology3
PSY 530Techniques of Counseling3
PSY 531Psychometrics3
PSY 532Advanced Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 540Social Psychology3
PSY 541Personality3
Total Program Hours33
Angie L. Dahl
Dean of the School of Health Professions and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Concordia College
M.A., Luther Seminary
M.S., Ed.S. and Ph.D., Utah State University
Jeannine Klein
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Saybrook University
M.S., University of Milwaukee
B.A., Marquette University
Kevin Reilly
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
John Wesley Hall, Room 100
Megan St. Peters
Director of the MS in Psychology Program
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of the Ozarks
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Ryan Cooper
Adjunct Instructor of Psychology
B.A., University of Texas Rio Grande
A.L.M., Harvard University M.S. and Ph.D., University of the Cumberlands
J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Sharon E. Stein
Program Coordinator of Psychology
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Western Reserve University
M.S.., Ohio University
Ph.D., Ohio University

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