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Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Health
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Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Health

One possible result of experiencing daily job, family and economic stress is manifestation of associated physical problems.

Gain an understanding of this mind-body connection with the Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Health. You'll focus on the application of psychological and behavioral methods to the many aspects of health. You'll learn the evolution of the biopsychosocial model, examining the interaction of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors as they affect efforts to promote health and prevent disease.

Find out about the effects of diversity and socioeconomic status on chronic illness, identify effective coping methods to reduce stress and pain, and review current evidence-based intervention strategies in health psychology and behavioral health.

*In Maryland, the Master of Science in Psychology has an emphasis in Behavioral Health.

 
 
 

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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

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The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Knowledge you can use now

    The program provides professionals in business, marketing, human resources, government services and education with an understanding of the cognitive and affective processes that underlie the individual human experience and behavior. You'll study the research methodologies, critical thinking and problem solving that are necessary to evaluate behavior.

  • Real-world curriculum

    You'll learn from a rigorous, regularly updated curriculum featuring the latest theories and practices you'll need to function most effectively in your position. Ethics is a key part of the instruction, in which students learn about the Code of Ethics for the psychology profession, so they can critically evaluate scenarios that present different challenges requiring ethical decision making.

  • Faculty with working know-how

    Our curriculum is taught by faculty with current, real-world experience — giving you insight into how you can apply what you learn to an actual work setting.

  • Convenient learning options

    We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule — through anytime online learning or evening on-campus classes.

  • Small class size

    An average class size of 15 students provides an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.

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