Master of Science in Psychology2022-06-21T14:26:21+00:00

Psychology, M.S. Program

Why Study Psychology at Ferrum College?

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
  • Preparation for doctoral work in Psychology


There are 33 required credit hours of courses in psychology.


Developmental Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Techniques of Counseling
Advanced Abnormal Psychology


  • 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:
    1. Completion of at least 15 credits in undergraduate coursework in psychology or a related field with a 2.75 or higher.
    2. A minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation (up to 3 permitted), at least one of which must be from a professor familiar with the students academic abilities.
    3. Academic writing sample demonstrating strong writing skills and an adequate command of APA formatting.
    4. Submission of an essay describing (a) why the applicant wishes to study psychology at the graduate level, (b) how the applicant’s previous coursework, life, or career has prepared them for this program, (c) why the applicant believes they will be successful in a program that is fully online and asynchronous, and (d) the student’s intended goals and potential “next steps’ after the successful completion of the program. Essays should be written in APA format, and should be between 1500 and 2500 words.
    5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are accepted, but not required.
    6. Formal Admissions Interview.


Possible 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


Director of the MS in Psychology Program
Visiting Assistant Professor
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Program Coordinator of Psychology
Professor of Psychology
Adjunct Lecturer of Psychology

Contact the Program Coordinator of Psychology: