The study of psychology at a Master of Arts level is dedicated to recognizing and understanding the nature and behavioral characteristics of human beings. Ultimately, combining relevant information with usable techniques, skills, and experiences provides a comprehensive program that can help one work with people who need help mastering mental capacities and emotional abilities. What is an MA in Ps… Read more

The study of psychology at a Master of Arts level is dedicated to recognizing and understanding the nature and behavioral characteristics of human beings. Ultimately, combining relevant information with usable techniques, skills, and experiences provides a comprehensive program that can help one work with people who need help mastering mental capacities and emotional abilities.

What is an MA in Psychology? Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology programs provide students with laboratory and classroom experience to prepare them to work in specialized research and applied fields within psychology or entry into experimental doctoral and clinical programs. These programs usually examine the application of psychology to various cognitive, behavioral, and societal issues.

Benefits include developing expertise in multi-cultural values and theoretical orientations. Furthermore, since many MA programs are made up of a blend of national and international enrollees, advantages include exploring myriad perspectives of psychology regularly practiced in the current mental health marketplaces worldwide.

MA programs last from one to three years, depending on the specific requirements of the program and one's individual goals. Costs vary widely, and even though academic requirements are often similar, those interested in enrolling in a program are encouraged to research options that best fit with their professional and personal goals. 

Generally speaking, those who are interested in seeking an MA in psychology enjoy working with people, want to further their knowledge, and are seeking a career that requires an advanced degree. Graduates from MA psychology programs pursue many careers, including working as rehabilitation specialists, human resource managers, public relations representatives, college instructors, psychiatric technicians, behavioral counselors, and health project coordinators. What is more, a deeper understanding of human development and learning enhances career paths while contributing to professional development and career advancement opportunities.

Flexible programs are offered online across the nation and worldwide. Some offer on-campus and online options, while others encourage students to select one or the other. Many programs are open to international students with a working Internet connection. 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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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Los Angeles, USA

The online Master of Arts in Psychology program from Pepperdine University provides a broad understanding of human behavior and practical knowledge of how psychological concep ... +

The online Master of Arts in Psychology program from Pepperdine University provides a broad understanding of human behavior and practical knowledge of how psychological concepts can be applied to various professional settings. Students learn to assess personality and intelligence and treat mental and emotional disorders. The curriculum prepares graduates to pursue doctoral study, licensure as a clinical psychologist, or a career in the human services field. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Psychological Society, but the program focuses on the application-oriented communication of diagnostic, advisory a ... +

Its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Psychological Society, but the program focuses on the application-oriented communication of diagnostic, advisory and therapeutic basic competences. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
German
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

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

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

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 tow ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Medaille College
Buffalo, USA

Medaille College’s M.A. in Psychology is a 36-credit course of study in which students take 3-credit courses: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Basis of Beha ... +

Medaille College’s M.A. in Psychology is a 36-credit course of study in which students take 3-credit courses: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Biological Basis of Behavior, Research Methods, Assessment, Counseling, Statistics, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Psychopathology. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
English
21 Jan 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The aim of the program is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the ... +

The aim of the program is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
15 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Antioch University Online
Yellow Springs, USA

The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Antioch allows you to channel your passion for helping others into a meaningful and rewarding career as a mental ... +

The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Antioch allows you to channel your passion for helping others into a meaningful and rewarding career as a mental health counselor. -
MA
Part-time
3 years
English
06 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
Online
 
The New School

The Psychology graduate program provides comprehensive training in all the major fields of modern psychology and emphasizes research that is sensitive to social and cultural i ... +

The Psychology graduate program provides comprehensive training in all the major fields of modern psychology and emphasizes research that is sensitive to social and cultural influences and concerns. In the MA program, there is an optional concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling. Students in the doctoral program can focus on cognitive, social, and developmental psychology or clinical psychology. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of New Haven
300, USA

As a student at the University of New Haven’s Master of Arts program in industrial/organizational psychology, you will bring psychological principles to the workplace to benef ... +

As a student at the University of New Haven’s Master of Arts program in industrial/organizational psychology, you will bring psychological principles to the workplace to benefit both employees and employers. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

Integrating visual arts with psychotherapy, this American Art Therapy Association-accredited master of arts degree program engages the creative power of art for mental health ... +

Integrating visual arts with psychotherapy, this American Art Therapy Association-accredited master of arts degree program engages the creative power of art for mental health assessment and treatment, preparing you to work in clinical practice with people of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals and clinics, mental health agencies, prisons, schools, elder care facilities, art studios, and in private practice. Graduates meet educational requirements for the Registered Art Therapist (ATR) credential in the United States. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
HMKW
Berlin, Germany +2 More

The MA MA in Business Psychology is aimed at graduates of psychology programs and is also open to newcomers from social and economic disciplines.

The MA MA in Business Psychology is aimed at graduates of psychology programs and is also open to newcomers from social and economic disciplines. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English, German
Campus
 
California Southern University
Costa Mesa, USA

The MA degree in Psychology (Master of Arts) program is designed to provide a solid academic foundation for those interested in marriage and family therapy (MFT) or clinical c ... +

The MA degree in Psychology (Master of Arts) program is designed to provide a solid academic foundation for those interested in marriage and family therapy (MFT) or clinical counseling. -
MA
Full-time
4 years
English
Online
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our program considers psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding.

Our program considers psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Schellhammer Business School
Marbella, Spain

At the heart of our Master of Arts in Psychology program lies the promotion of hope, a better life, love, the truth, satisfaction of genuine inner needs, the quest for efficie ... +

At the heart of our Master of Arts in Psychology program lies the promotion of hope, a better life, love, the truth, satisfaction of genuine inner needs, the quest for efficient spirituality, for happiness, for the abilities to achieve fulfilment through “Spiritual Intelligence” and rediscovery of the Archetypes of the Soul. -
MA
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Long Island University
Brookville, USA

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 behavi ... +

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. -
MA
English
Sep 2020
Campus