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Master of Science in Psychology

Reach your career goals with a master's in psychology. Learn cognitive and affective processes that drive human experience and behavior in various settings and industries. Gain skills in critical thinking and problem solving. Get equipped to apply research methods behavior evaluation and theoretical principles towards a career that helps others.

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Psychology
  • Ethical and social responsibility
  • Communication
  • Scientific mindedness

Which Master’s in Psychology is right for you?

Master of Science in Psychology

  • Eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

17 months

Program length

36

Total credits

$698

Cost per credit

This could be a fit for you if:

  • You prefer a more traditional group setting

  • You have your bachelor's degree in any field

  • Prefer a classroom led by instructors with weekly due dates

Competency-Based Master of Science in Psychology

  • Not eligible for transfer credits

Format: Online

1 year

Program length

36

Total credits

$300

Cost per credit

This could be a fit for you if:

  • Prefer to learn independently

  • Desire self-governed coursework with the assistance of your instructor

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree

The Competency-Based program requires additional admission requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher
  • 3 years of work experience within the past ten years
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 on the degree posted transcript

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master's in Psychology degree?

An MSP can prepare you to be a:

  • Psychology instructor
  • Compliance manager
  • Regulatory affairs manager
12 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for postsecondary psychology teachers is projected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Real-world faculty

28

average years of industry experience

61

Psychologists

85%

of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

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