Why Master of Science in Psychology

The online Master of Science in Psychology degree is designed to give students and working professionals an understanding of psychological theory and empirical research findings as they relate to human behavior, cognition, emotion, and attitudes. The coursework is designed to help students learn about the various roles of psychologists in society today and discover which they might like to pursue through careers in education, social service, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, management, or through additional graduate training.

Elective courses in all options are offered in several areas, including abnormal psychology, affective science, behavior analysis, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, legal psychology, psychophysiology and social psychology.

The Master’s program is offered to both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can earn the degree in as little as 18 months. Part-time students will take longer to complete the degree, but must fulfill all requirements for the degree within six years from the date of their first course. Students must meet all admissions criteria of the Graduate College and the MS Psychology program.

The online Master of Science in Psychology degree is designed for individuals who desire to gain additional research knowledge or who want to pursue a career in mental health, nonprofit, or marketing. This is a rigorous course-intensive program that requires writing and statistics; the program is best suited for highly motivated individuals.

Why ASU Online
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  • Career services Career services
  • Online tutoring Online tutoring
  • Study abroad Study abroad
  • Success Center Success Center
  • ASU+ Support Systems ASU+ Support Systems
  • ASU Library
    ASU Library ASU Library

    ASU Library

    Students who learn online have access to all of ASU Libraries’ resources through the Library. This includes research databases, electronic journals, e-books, and other research material. Library One Search allows you to search for books, journal articles and other materials through one easy-to-use search box.

    Career services
    Career services Career services

    Career services

    Career and Professional Development Service offers support year-round for online students, designed to strengthen your job search skills, build your resume, enhance your interview skills, and more. Virtual career advising appointments are available for all online students. Appointments can be made up logging in to Handshake. We also encourage students and alumni to take advantage of the multitude of other virtual services including: virtual career fairs and workshops, resume Drop Box for online resume reviews, InterviewStream for virtual practice interviews, online chat with a career professional, access downloadable handouts and resume examples and more!

    Online tutoring
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    Online tutoring

    Need help with writing, math, biology, Spanish or another subject? ASU provides a number of tutoring resources online. Online tutoring is live, free, and available to all ASU students, including online degree students.

     

    Subject area tutoring is available on a small group, drop-in basis. Schedule writing appointments using TutorTrac.

    Study abroad
    Study abroad Study abroad

    Study abroad

    The Arizona State University Study Abroad Office offers more than 200 different programs in over 65 countries! ASU Online Students can study abroad during any term including summer or fall/spring semester, as well as spring break programs.

     

    Studying abroad impacts your life in many positive ways that last far beyond the duration of your program.

    Success Center
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    Success Center

    Part personal advisor, part cheerleader, success coaches are focused on supporting you in achieving your goals. From helping you adjust to life as an online student, offering success strategies, time management tips and reminders, to connecting you to resources at ASU, success coaches are there to help smooth any bumps in the road and to cheer you on as you cross the finish line.

     

    “I love the approach ASU Online has of not just getting students through those first few courses, but on working with students in a supporting role throughout their entire academic experience.” – Christopher Kozma, ASU Online Success Coach

    ASU+ Support Systems
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    ASU+ Support Systems

    With your determination and ASU+, you’ll have all you need to thrive. Our suite of unique, premier services empower you toward success on your educational journey.

     

    Unmatched suite of support services

     

    • Personal care programs
    • Time management awareness and coaching
    • Student well-being programs
    • Students success coaches
    • High-quality classes
    • Technical resources
    Admission requirements

    Application requirement

    Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = “A”) in the last 60 hours of a student’s first bachelor’s degree program, or applicants must have a completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of graduate level coursework from an accredited institution and has achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA, or higher.

    All applicants must submit:

    – Graduate admission application and application fee
    – Official transcripts
    – Statement of purpose
    – Two letters of recommendation
    – Proof of English proficiency
    – For students applying to the Capstone Course option offered in the online delivery of the program, submission of GRE scores are recommended, but not required.

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