Master of Art Degrees in Psychology

Compare 75 Masters of Arts in Psychology

Psychology

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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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Online Part time September 2019 USA Los Angeles

Pepperdine University’s online psychology master’s program prepares students for meaningful careers in psychology, human services, and related fields through a values-based curriculum. [+]

Pepperdine University’s online psychology master’s program prepares students for meaningful careers in psychology, human services, and related fields through a values-based curriculum. Psychology@Pepperdine is the online psychology master’s program from Pepperdine University. Designed for students who want to improve the well-being of others through an understanding of human behavior, the program teaches principles of psychology using the same curriculum as the on-campus program. Students receive a rigorous, values-based education as they learn directly from Pepperdine faculty who are active practitioners and experts in their fields. Pepperdine University’s online MFT master’s program prepares students to pursue licensure in California as LMFTs or LPCCs who help individuals, couples, and families thrive. The online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program from Pepperdine University educates students to work directly with individuals, couples, and families in need of therapeutic services. Students are prepared for licensure in California as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC). Pepperdine University offers its esteemed marriage and family therapy (MFT) master’s program online so students across the country can earn a Pepperdine graduate education without attending classes on campus. The online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program offers a rigorous, values-based education that prepares students to work directly with individuals, couples, and families in need. Students are prepared to pursue licensure in California as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC).... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Part time 8 semesters October 2019 Germany Berlin

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital. [+]

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital.

This cooperative effort by these four universities permits the integration in a highly unique manner of different professional competencies, all of which are required when working with psychotically ill people. These include social work, social psychiatric, pharmacological, psychodynamic and somatic therapeutic competencies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Edmond

The Master of Arts in Psychology has been designed as a flexible, multipurpose degree program with professional psychology as its foundation. Degree programs are structured to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify students for specialized employment opportunities and/or the preparation necessary to pursue the doctoral degree in psychology. [+]

The Psychology Department offers a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with options in General Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Forensic Psychology.

The Master of Arts in Psychology has been designed as a flexible, multipurpose degree program with professional psychology as its foundation. Degree programs are structured to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify students for specialized employment opportunities and/or the preparation necessary to pursue the doctoral degree in psychology. Within this program, students may select from the following majors:

Counseling; Experimental; Forensic; General; School; Board Certified Behavior Analyst. ... [-]

M.A. in Business Psychology

HMKW
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt + 3 more

In the M.A. Business Psychology program, students will improve their knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Topics such as behavioral economics, HR management, User Experience research, innovation psychology and entrepreneurship are also part of the agenda. [+]

Graduates of psychology or social sciences can specialize in the analysis of processes related to human resources or other work-related, organizational processes. In the M.A. Business Psychology program, students will improve their knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Topics such as behavioral economics, HR management, User Experience research, innovation psychology and entrepreneurship are also part of the agenda.

Features

Specializing in the theory and practice of business psychology, with a non-clinical, analytical and consultancy oriented perspective that is highly relevant for the job market

Learning outcomes

Ability to analyse and solve issues related to human resources, industrial, organizational and other business related processes from a business psychology standpoint, within a research or practitioner/consultancy context... [-]


MA in Childhood Studies and Children's Rights

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Magdeburg

This innovative programme of study is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and on implementing the children's rights that it covers. Children have rights to participate in all decisions and processes affecting them, to equitable access to societal resources (e.g. health, education) and to effective protection from violence and exploitation. [+]

Start of studies The programme begins each winter semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply until 31 July via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

This innovative programme of study is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and on implementing the children's rights that it covers. Children have rights to participate in all decisions and processes affecting them, to equitable access to societal resources (e.g. health, education) and to effective protection from violence and exploitation. All institutions, processes and measures oriented around children at national, state/regional and local level must be designed and evaluated according to these considerations.... [-]


Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology

The Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 2 years November 2019 USA Bethany

The Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology is a 36-credit degree program that explores the nature, role, and development of human consciousness and transpersonal phenomena. What makes this program unique is that we have holistically integrated different perspectives into the coursework - psychological and spiritual, western and eastern, epistemological and clinical. [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology is a 36-credit degree program that explores the nature, role, and development of human consciousness and transpersonal phenomena. What makes this program unique is that we have holistically integrated different perspectives into the coursework - psychological and spiritual, western and eastern, epistemological and clinical.

Students are first introduced to the historical origins and the theoretical and methodological foundations of Transpersonal Psychology. We then examine diverse theories and concepts concerning the structures and states of consciousness and the processes that may lead to transpersonal phenomena such as awakening, enlightenment, and unity consciousness. As a hands-on exercise, students themselves will engage in meditation and somatic-awareness practices aimed at re-establishing the unity of mind-body consciousness. Through these practices, students will learn to access their own intuition and embodied wisdom, as well as gaining transpersonal insights. Practices of mindfulness and presence are cornerstones of the program.... [-]


MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation. [+]

Overview

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation.

The full-time MA Childhood and Youth Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. As well as (30 credit) taught units of study, this course also provides opportunities to gain practical experience in UK educational contexts (via optional unit choice), and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.... [-]


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy - Evening Format (MA) (MFT)

Pepperdine University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years April 2019 USA Los Angeles Irvine + 1 more

This program's evening format offers an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Designed for Working Professionals

This program's evening format offers an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. With graduate campuses located across Southern California and flexible class schedules, the evening format is ideal for working professionals.

Program Overview

The program is designed to prepare students to work in community counseling, governmental entities, or educational settings, or to launch their own private practices. The clinical training and academic preparation also equip students for doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or family therapy. Additionally, Pepperdine offers coursework that prepares students for licensure in both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC). As part of the program, students gain supervised counseling experience in clinical settings.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 24 months August 2019 USA River Forest

The Concordia University Chicago advanced degree in psychology is widely respected for its ability to prepare graduates with the qualifications essential to pursuing a career in academic research and instruction of psychology. Students will find this curriculum’s rigorous combination of timely theory and hands-on research experience an ideal foundation for the pursuit of careers in education, research, and mental health across both academic and institutional sectors. [+]

The Concordia University Chicago advanced degree in psychology is widely respected for its ability to prepare graduates with the qualifications essential to pursuing a career in academic research and instruction of psychology. Students will find this curriculum’s rigorous combination of timely theory and hands-on research experience an ideal foundation for the pursuit of careers in education, research, and mental health across both academic and institutional sectors.

Please note, this program does not lead to any license or credential to work as a psychologist or counselor.

This program will enable students to:

Acquire knowledge about the theoretical and practical aspects of the science of psychology Demonstrate an understanding of the many contributions of psychology to human existence. Develop competence in research Prepare for more advanced study in the science of psychology. Curriculum ... [-]

MA Psychotherapy & Counselling

Regent’s University London
Campus Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components. [+]

Psychotherapy & Counselling MA

Intermediate, pre-professional training. Includes taught clinical, experiential and self-directed components.

Key information Name: Psychotherapy & Counselling Qualification: MA Level: Postgraduate Study mode: Part-time Duration: 3 years Tuition fees: £7,900 * Scholarships: Yes * Next start date: September 2018 Future start date: January 2019 Study abroad: No Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

* Please note that we are not able to sponsor students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa. *

The MA Psychotherapy & Counselling provides an intermediate pre-professional training and includes taught, clinical, experiential and self-directed components.... [-]


MA in Psychology

University of Pécs
Full time 2 years January 2019 Hungary Pécs

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in psychology, who with their knowledge acquired in the various fields of psychology can face the mental challenges of the contemporary world. [+]

Description of the Program

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in psychology, who with their knowledge acquired in the various fields of psychology can face the mental challenges of the contemporary world. The students will be qualified in more branches of psychology and gain special knowledge in the field of Counselling and School Psychology. They will study the methodologies and instruments used in psychology, and will be able to use these with individuals, groups or organizations especially schools for their understanding and development. The programme provides adequate training to acquire further, legally stipulated, specialized qualifications in the various fields of psychology. They are prepared to continue their studies at the doctoral level.... [-]


MA in Psychology

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

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. [+]

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.

Further aims are to present recent theoretical and practical material, to establish professional skills and commitment for the profession within the field of psychology at a level that gives a solid foundation of knowledge that enables the student to practice psychology as a vocation independently at a master level, to participate in postgraduate courses and to attend further training in doctoral schools.... [-]


Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

St. Mary's University
Campus Full time Part time USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 semester hour non-thesis program. [+]

The Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a 60 semester hour non-thesis program.

Mission

Through excellence in education, the mission of the Department of Counseling and Human Services is to prepare graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree to work as professional counselors who are able to integrate Marianist values related to promoting justice, peace, and human dignity as they serve in an increasingly pluralistic, changing, and global society.

Overview

In summer 2009, the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program replaced the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling degree programs.... [-]


Master of Arts in Art Therapy

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

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology - LIU Post

Long Island University
Campus September 2019 USA Brookville

In earning this 36-credit Master of Arts degree in Psychology you will strengthen your research, writing and critical-thinking skills while broadening and deepening your knowledge of behavior. The core curriculum provides a foundation in the basic topics of statistics, experimental methods, behavior analysis and learning, perception and cognition, and the neuropsychological bases of behavior. You will have unique opportunities to conduct original hands-on research. [+]

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In earning this 36-credit Master of Arts degree in Psychology you will strengthen your research, writing and critical-thinking skills while broadening and deepening your knowledge of behavior. The core curriculum provides a foundation in the basic topics of statistics, experimental methods, behavior analysis and learning, perception and cognition, and the neuropsychological bases of behavior. You will have unique opportunities to conduct original hands-on research.

In addition to paving the way for further study on the graduate level, the M.A. in Psychology will prepare you for a wide range of positions in research, education, industrial organization, management training, and human resources.... [-]