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An MA is a Master of Arts. Individuals who have a master’s degree can have an edge when it comes to applying for jobs in certain fields. A master’s degree can create job opportunities that are not available for individuals with only an undergraduate degree.

What is an MA in Applied Psychology? It is an advanced degree that provides students with theoretical knowledge and insights from current research. There are programs that will allow students to specialize in either counseling psychology or educational psychology.  Counseling psychology teaches students how to help others to improve the way they function in many aspects of their lives. Educational psychology studies the way that individuals learn in educational settings. When applied, both types of psychology can have a significantly positive impact on society as a whole.

There are many benefits that come from having a Master in Applied Psychology. An advanced degree in this field opens up many doors. It can help people to have a greater understanding of themselves and those around them. It can also create exciting career opportunities.

The overall cost of obtaining an MA in Applied Psychology will depend on the program that one applies to and the length of time it takes to complete the program. There are schools all over the world that offer advanced degrees in this field.

A person who has an advanced degree in applied psychology can expect to have an exciting career. Those who specialize in counseling psychology can become counselors. They have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of their clients and to earn a decent salary along the way. Individuals who specialize in educational psychology can work in school systems and they have the opportunity to conduct important research.

Anyone who wants to have the opportunity to really make a difference and has an interest in psychology, should apply to an applied psychology program today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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13 Results in Applied Psychology

Silliman University

The Psychology Department offers the degree Master of Arts in Psychology major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This program aims to prepare professionals to use ... [+]

The Psychology Department offers the degree Master of Arts in Psychology major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

This program aims to prepare professionals to use their knowledge in the basic science of psychology in their work, whether in industry, school, government, community agencies, or the clinical setting. The courses are organized around the theories and principles of human behavior with an emphasis on local culture and practical application.

A general admission test is administered and an applicant interview is conducted. Training and work experience are an added advantage. Undergraduate academic credentials are assessed.

Applicants are expected to have above average performance in relevant undergraduate courses.... [-]

Philippines Dumaguete
November 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) aims to produce graduates who will become leaders in the field of psychological service. The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) p ... [+]

The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) aims to produce graduates who will become leaders in the field of psychological service. In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the importance of pupil counselling and career guidance in schools. Since the introduction of pastoral care and career guidance in schools, more and more teachers are motivated to acquire knowledge and skills in counselling. The inclusion of the Learning Support Programme in primary schools has also highlighted the crucial role played by educational psychologists in schools.

In the meantime, Family Service Centres have mushroomed all over Singapore whilst counselling agencies already established in the community have grown from strength to strength. To cater to the changing needs of clients and expansion of services, there is a need for professional growth and upgrading for the counsellors and psychologists working in these organisations.... [-]

Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Campus
Middlesex University London

The use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco has become a major concern for most governments across the world. This has resulted in increasing international and European collabo ... [+]

This master's degree is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of these drug and alcohol issues, including policies and interventions, within a comparative context. It is relevant to policymakers and practitioners, and to students and researchers working in, associated with, or preparing to enter this field.

Over the course of the programme, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to investigate and analyse drug and alcohol use, problem use, addiction, and their responses, from a multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspective.

The master is being run jointly by four universities: Middlesex University; Aarhus University (Denmark); University del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogardo" (Italy); and Universitas Miguel Hernandez de Elche-Alicante (Spain). With access to a group of European teachers and students, you will have opportunities to share research findings as well as experiences and personal knowledge about your own countries. You will also have the chance to study in partner universities or undertake placements in Europe and international agencies and gain career development through utilising work-based learning approaches and internships.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
August 2019
Part-time
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. Th ... [+]

The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. This will require competence in the application of related research methodology, the ability to conduct and complete an approved research study, the oral and written competence to present results and findings, and the academic and personal maturity to critically reflect on all aspects of the study.

Admission requirements

An Honour's qualification in Industrial Psychology on NQF Level 7 or 8 with a minimum of 65% average. Statistical methods or analytical techniques must have been included in undergraduate curricula. Potential students must have passed a module in research methodology at Honours NQF Level 8. Related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management will also be assessed. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

Students are required to complete a course on SIA methodologies, advanced social research (ASR) as well as a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students a ... [+]

Students are required to complete a course on SIA methodologies, advanced social research (ASR) as well as a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies.

Admission requirements

An Honours Degree in one of the following subjects: Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Development Studies, Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Politics, Public Governance, Social Work and Economics.

If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The MA (Counselling Psychology) programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of ... [+]

The MA (Counselling Psychology) programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This full-time programme encompasses the broad spectrum of Counselling Psychology. The programme consists of a research component (completion of a minor dissertation) as well as attending workshops, contact sessions and practical work.

After successful completion of the Degree, students apply for an internship in Counselling Psychology.

Admission requirements

Students should be in possession of an Honours Degree or an equivalent Degree in Psychology. Students are admitted to the programme after they have been evaluated as suitable candidates by the department through a selection process. The number of students allowed into the programme is determined by the availability of staff, the availability of internships and market demands. The closing date for applications and the dates for selection are determined annually by the department. Application forms and information are obtainable from the department.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Providing an opportunity to understand the nature of psychological trauma, this course offers a rich, diverse foundation for working in the field of trauma for a broad ra ... [+]

MA Degrees in Applied Psychology. Overview

Providing an opportunity to understand the nature of psychological trauma, this course offers a rich, diverse foundation for working in the field of trauma for a broad range of professional disciplines.

Psychological trauma affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, be it through loss, accident or illness. Professionals from a wide range of backgrounds work with traumatised people.

This course is ideal if you are looking towards or already working in counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, police/probation/prison services, education, NGOs or as emergency service staff.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2020
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Siena

The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The pro ... [+]

The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula:

Linguistics and Cognition Philosophy and Cognition

The program focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind. It is primarily addressed to students interested in:

the in-depth description of human languages, in their different varieties including different dialects; the study of language as a cognitive capacity and its relevance in the domain of first and second language acquisition and language pathology; the study of the philosophical, psychological, biological and social bases of language and cognition; the study of the relevance of the analysis of human language for philosophical studies. Università di Siena photo archive ... [-]
Italy Siena
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Long Island University

The M.A. program in Behavior Analysis focuses on the experimental, theoretical, and methodological aspects of the analysis of the behaviors of individuals and how these b ... [+]

About

Behavior analysis is a well-developed approach to solving social/emotional, behavioral, and learning problems for many different populations in many different settings. The M.A. program in Behavior Analysis focuses on the experimental, theoretical, and methodological aspects of the analysis of the behaviors of individuals and how these behaviors denote different types of learning processes or problems. The processes at issue have become an efficient basis for understanding, and for changing, such behavioral disorders as are termed developmental disabilities and autism-spectrum disorders.

The program requires the completion of 36 credits, includes a thesis and is designed so that all requirements can be met within two years. The curriculum consists of 21 credits in basic courses in behavior analysis and experimental psychology, 9 credits in electives and 6 thesis preparation credits. Applications are accepted until August 1.... [-]

USA Brookville
September 2019
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The Master’s of Art Therapy is 61 credits with 900 internship hours (400 direct client contact) required for graduation, which provides maximum educational credit receive ... [+]

The Master’s of Art Therapy is 61 credits with 900 internship hours (400 direct client contact) required for graduation, which provides maximum educational credit received toward credentialing as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board (BC) and the coursework required for art therapy and counseling state licensure. All of our classes are on-campus, we do not offer online classes for the Master of Art Therapy.

Master's of Art Therapy with Thesis Option

This 63-credit thesis option is available by approval from the program for students to pursue original research and produce a Master's Thesis. The Thesis Option is applied for after the 1st semester.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

Its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Society of Psychology, however, the course focuses on the application-related switching of diagnostic, therap ... [+]

Its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Society of Psychology, however, the course focuses on the application-related switching of diagnostic, therapeutic and of consulting skills base. His psychoanalytic orientation shown by the fact that in addition to behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, systemic and other psychoanalytic process are the main focus of study.

In addition, learning about empirical and statistical methods should also include those methods which are particularly suited to detect and map the process and the result of psychoanalytic treatments. Finally psychoanalytic orientation also appears that the students will get to know psychoanalysis not only as a psychotherapeutic method, but also as a cultural theory and applied social science. The course is approved by the Berlin Senate and until 2017 officially accredited.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an ... [+]

What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an original element of psychoanalytical object formation, while on the other hand, psychoanalytical approaches are an essential element of cultural studies.

Organisation and Structure

The MA Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies course is offered as a part-time course to be taken parallel to working full-time.* The course is held on campus over three weekends (of which two run from Friday midday to Sunday midday, and one too late Saturday afternoon) together with one full week of lectures. The full week of lectures is usually recognised and accepted as educational leave from work (Bildungsurlaub), subject to the regulations in the various German federal states. When studied in its entirety, the course consists of eight semesters in total (120 ECTS credits), and is organised in two consecutive study phases:... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full-time
8 semesters
Campus
International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

This M.A. programme explores one of the most differentiated and contemporary perspectives of the human psyche, as indeed for one of the most modern of the human sciences. ... [+]

This M.A. programme explores one of the most differentiated and contemporary perspectives of the human psyche, as indeed for one of the most modern of the human sciences. As a science of the unconscious, psychoanalysis is not just a therapeutic method. It also represents a theory of science and knowledge, one that is located between the natural sciences and the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences, and which connects these lines of tradition in an innovative, forward-thinking manner.

With our Master programme, a unique, multi-layered study course is waiting for you that will prepare you for an equally diverse professional life and career. The study course’s clinical direction, which focuses on psychodynamic-psychoanalytical approaches, provides solid education and training in research methods. At the same time, this is broadened on a fundamental level with in-depth knowledge of non-clinical application areas of psychological and psychoanalytical thinking.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus