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Master of Arts Degree in Psychology

© Elizabeth V., Class of 2023

Prepare for a Rewarding Career in Psychology

NCU offers a Master of Arts in Psychology degree that can provide you with solid insight and knowledge into human behavior. Our program will help you develop your critical thinking, writing, and research skills to further analyze psychological principles and apply them to personal, social, and organizational issues.

Northcentral University’s Master of Arts in Psychology program will help you deepen your ability to analyze psychological principles and apply them in your area of specialization and the field of psychology in general. In NCU’s online psychology master’s programs, you will be expected to think critically and apply your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to problems with behavioral, emotional and cognitive processes, while adhering to ethical principles in research and academics.

NCU’s online psychology master’s programs, you will be expected to think critically and apply your problem-solving and creative thinking skills to problems with behavioral, emotional and cognitive processes, while adhering to ethical principles in research and academics.

Available Specializations:

  • Gender and Sexual Fluidity
  • General Psychology

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    • NO Residency
    • NO Group Work
    • 100% Online Learning
    • 100% Doctoral Faculty

    MA in Psychology Program Outcomes

    At Northcentral University, you can earn your MA in Psychology degree online, when it’s convenient for you. And although you attend class online, you still receive the personal support and guidance you deserve thanks to our one-to-one learning model. We also have no residency requirements, no GRE/GMAT requirements, and no group projects. This offers the flexibility you need to fit higher education into your busy schedule.

    Program at a Glance

    Total Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours
    Courses: 10 Courses
    Recommended Completion Time: 18 Months
    Next Start Date:Every Monday
    Classroom Size: One

    MA in Psychology Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of Northcentral University’s Master's in Psychology program, graduates will be able to:

    • Model clear and effective communication for fellow professionals and the public
    • Examine diversity issues in professional contexts
    • Relate ethical principles of psychology in academic and professional issues
    • Apply psychological principles and research in personal, social, and organizational issues
    • Examine research methods and data analysis in psychology
    • Analyze theories and principles in psychology to inform professional contexts

    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.

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    General Psychology

    NCU’s General Psychology specialization helps you develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research, and critical-thinking skills, as well as an appreciation for diversity. Taught by professors who all hold doctoral degrees, you are encouraged to tailor your program to your career interests and goals. In this specialization, you will gain expertise in the biological and social bases for behavior, the fascinating process of human development and the amazing history of psychology. You’ll learn the impact of psychology on today’s culture, as well as the role of ethics in the field.

    Gender and Sexual Fluidity

    Gender and sexual fluidity is an ever-important topic of study in the area of emotional health. NCU’s Department of Psychology recognizes how crucial it is for today’s mental health providers and educators to possess knowledge and sensitivity to a myriad issue, challenges, and changes to our current understanding of mental health, gender, and healthy sexuality. The master’s in this specialization examines social, cultural and biological foundations that influence gender diversity. Taught by professors who hold doctoral degrees, you’ll also gain expertise in theory and research skills, and develop ways to apply your learning about gender diversity in your own community. Recent revisions to this program have resulted in a streamlined 30-credit program, resulting in a lower total cost than a 36-credit program.

    The Master of Arts in Psychology program can be completed in 30 credits.

    Students who complete at least 15 semester credit hours in a single area of specialization at NCU (not counting foundational courses) may elect to have the specialization recorded on their transcript and diploma.

    In some cases, specialization courses listed on the initial degree plan can be changed at the student’s request. Please contact your Academic and Finance Advisor for more information.

    • PSY-5101 - Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology
    • PSY-5103 - Professional Ethics, Law, and Psychology
    • PSY-5104 - Theories of Human Development and Functioning
    • PSY-5107 - Research Design
    • Specialization Course 1
    • Specialization Course 2
    • Specialization Course 3
    • Specialization Course 4
    • Specialization Course 5
    • Capstone Course

    *Positions may depend on specialization chosen and require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Some roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

    MA Psychology graduates have a wide range of occupations to choose from. Depending on your interests, you could select several different career paths:

    • Market Researcher
    • Project Coordinator/Manager
    • Community College Professor/Instructor
    • Family Services Worker
    • Social Service Manager
    • Health Project Coordinator
    • Employee Trainer
    • Research Assistant
    • Data Analyst/Manager
    • Intervention Advocate

    *Positions may depend on specialization chosen and require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Some roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

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    To speak with an Enrollment Advisor, call (866) 776-0331 or email admissions@ncu.edu

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    Why Northcentral University’s Online Master’s in Psychology Program?

    • Flexible 100% Online Programs: NCU offers online master’s and doctoral programs with weekly course starts. Plus, no GRE/GMAT or residency required!
    • Career-Relevant Education: Learn independently in our 1:1 learning format, and gain career-relevant skills from 100% doctoral faculty.
    • One-to-One Engagement You won't have to fight for face time as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-to-one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

    • NO Residency
    • NO Group Work
    • 100% Online Learning
    • 100% Doctoral Faculty
    • No GRE/GMAT