Post-Master's Certificate in Psychology


Northcentral University’s post-master's graduate certificate in psychology is designed to help you develop skills sets and knowledge in a particular area of psychology beyond the master’s degree level. With just 18 credits to complete and nine professionally relevant specializations to choose from, NCU’s psychology post-master’s certificate is an efficient way to enhance your professional development in the specialty of your choice. You can achieve it without the time and effort of a doctorate, while gaining a wealth of experience from your mentoring professors.

Designed for independent, self-motivated students, NCU's Post-Master's programs provide an option to expand your knowledge in one of many relevant specializations. These programs are designed to help students continue the pursuit of knowledge beyond your master's degree, without the commitment of a doctoral program.


Available Specializations: 9 professionally relevant specializations
Total Credit Hours: 18 Credit Hours
Courses: 6 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 9 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment

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Note on Licensure: NCU’s psychology programs are not licensure programs and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

“NCU’s Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Psychology will challenge you to think critically about the topics covered in your courses with the goal of applying what you learn to real-world issues in psychology. Additionally, each has been designed so that the courses in your certificate program coincide with our PhD in Psychology program, so, should you decide to pursue that later, these credits can be applied for transfer if you continue your studies at the doctoral level.” - Dr. James Billings, Dean of NCU's School of Social & Behavioral Sciences