Master of Arts in Psychology


NCU offers a Master of Arts in Psychology degree program that can provide you with solid insight and knowledge into human behavior as 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.


4 professionally relevant specializations
Total Credit Hours: 30-36 Credit Hours*
Courses: 10-12 Courses*
Recommended Completion Time: 18 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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*Some specializations within the Master of Arts in Psychology program are 30 credit hours. For full credit and course requirements, visit our course catalog

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.

“Northcentral University’s Master of Arts in Psychology degree is one that has been designed to be engaged primarily online and provide you with solid knowledge and insight regarding human behavior. Depending on your chosen specialization, skills, work experience and interests, an MA in Psychology from NCU can help you qualify for a variety of highly skilled careers in the field of psychology.” - James Billings, Dean of NCU's School of Social & Behavioural Sciences