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Master's degree

Master of Science in Psychology

17 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$698

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Dec 8, 2021

Understand why people behave the way they do. Our Master of Science in Psychology gives you the skills to evaluate human behavior and help individuals and groups function more effectively. Although this program doesn’t prepare you for professional licensure, you’ll be able to apply psychological principles to address personal, social and organizational problems.

  • Psychology

  • Ethical and social responsibility

  • Communication

  • Scientific mindedness

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Science in Psychology.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online master’s in psychology, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate psychological principles and practice in the context of human interactions.
  • Assess the implications of psychological research on the human experience.
  • Evaluate professional considerations related to ethics and diversity.
  • Synthesize appropriate tactics for personal and professional communication in psychology

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.

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
10 %

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

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved  $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

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 and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

26

Average years of industry experience

78

Psychologists

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.