Explore All Facets of Psychology
The general psychology specialization gives you the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, as well as an appreciation for diversity by applying theories and principles of psychology. Students have the ability to select courses from a broad range of electives to fit their personal and professional goals. This specialization also prepares students to apply principles of psychology and conduct research related to their area of interest in a variety of settings. Taught by professors who all hold doctoral degrees, the general psychology specialization will develop your core knowledge, including expertise in the biological and social bases of behavior, the fascinating process of human development, the history of psychology and its impact on today’s culture, and the role of ethics and diversity training in psychology. Many graduates seek career opportunities in schools, community centers, research centers and business.
The NCU Difference
NCU's unique approach to graduate education is ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. Our education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. We use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. Throughout your academic journey, you will be mentored by professors who are experienced in your field of study. At NCU, you will never have to participate in group projects. You move forward on your pace, by setting your own studying schedule. In a class size of one, there’s no one to get in the way of your individual success. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in psychology, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
“The doctorate in general psychology really allows you the opportunity to explore what you want to do in a wide range. [It helps position you] to do research, teach, or to do the types of work where you can apply the psychological knowledge without having special structures or restrictions on what you do and how you focus.” – James Kawood, PhD in Psychology with a specialization in general psychology (2016)
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.