Master of Art Degrees in Psychology

Compare 81 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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M.A. in Psychology

The Chicago School
Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

At The Chicago School, we define General Psychology as a field concerned with creating coherence among psychology’s diverse specialties by incorporating multiple perspectives from psychology’s subdisciplines into research, theory, and practice psychology in practical, real-world contexts. [+]

History of General Psychology at The Chicago School

The Chicago School has been an innovator in the field of psychology since 1979. Our General Psychology programs are led by accomplished and highly supportive faculty, who bring their clinical, applied research, and community-based expertise to each course. Students develop a foundational and multicultural understanding of psychology in order to work in a variety of professional settings. The General Psychology programs can also be a strong stepping-stone to doctoral study.

General Psychology Master's Programs M.A. in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Child, and Adolescent Psychology Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Generalist Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Forensic Psychology Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, International Psychology Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Organizational Leadership Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Public Health Concentration – Online M.A. in Psychology, Social and Community Concentration – Online Careers in General Psychology ... [-]

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 2018 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).... [-]


M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Pacific Oaks College
Campus Full time Part time 2.5 - 5 years September 2018 USA Pasadena + 1 more

The Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program offers a multidisciplinary, inclusive curriculum—studying development and family systems through evidence-based theory and practice. [+]

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy

The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) master’s program is a unique MFT training program for developing clinically-skilled, culturally-attuned marital and family therapists and counselors. This Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program integrates a commitment to understanding the power of culture, oppression, and society on the developmental process.

By understanding various cultures and the impact of social-political context on the developing mind and behavior, this master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy program provides a sound foundation for graduates to work effectively as therapists that exhibit integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion and personal presence.... [-]


MA in Counseling Psychology

College of Saint Elizabeth
Campus Full time 12 - 15 months September 2018 USA Morristown

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the College of Saint Elizabeth is a 30-credit foundational program that also offers students the option to specialize in mental health counseling and school counseling. Additionally, applicants who already hold a graduate degree in counseling can apply as visiting students to complete coursework required for certification or licensure. [+]

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the College of Saint Elizabeth is a 30-credit foundational program that also offers students the option to specialize in mental health counseling and school counseling. Additionally, applicants who already hold a graduate degree in counseling can apply as visiting students to complete coursework required for certification or licensure.

The counseling psychology curriculum provides a solid professional foundation for all students – whether seeking to enter a doctoral program, or seeking professional expertise in school counseling or mental health counseling. The curriculum encourages students to consider the helping relationship in light of current trends and challenges and will help develop the expertise to meet these challenges.... [-]


Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology

The Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 2 years November 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) Leadership and Consulting

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

One experience that occurs repeatedly in undertakings and other social systems – onerous problems are frequently not commercial or technical in nature but instead are found in interpersonal areas. With people not working productively together, each having their own life stories and pursuing their own agendas. [+]

One experience that occurs repeatedly in undertakings and other social systems – onerous problems are frequently not commercial or technical in nature but instead are found in interpersonal areas. With people not working productively together, each having their own life stories and pursuing their own agendas. It is not uncommon that open or hidden conflicts arise from this in interpersonal areas, which become inflamed within the organisation and intensify as a result. Individual life experiences and social, inter-organisational relationships are interwoven with each other. And the manner and way in which we react to others also always has its origins in one’s own personality and life story.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology

Mogilev State A.A. Kuleshov University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2018 Belarus Mogilev

The main directions of the professional activities of the psychologist are: psychological diagnosis - the study of individual characteristics of the human psyche with the help of tests, observations and interviews, psychological correction - correction of developmental shortcomings, psychological therapy - normalization of psychological conditions and counseling - confidential communication between the psychologist and the client to find ways to solve problems . [+]

The main directions of the professional activities of the psychologist are: psychological diagnosis - the study of individual characteristics of the human psyche with the help of tests, observations and interviews, psychological correction - correction of developmental shortcomings, psychological therapy - normalization of psychological conditions and counseling - confidential communication between the psychologist and the client to find ways to solve problems .

Graduates of this program can carry out advisory and developing activities in various educational institutions, organizations, and enterprises, healthcare institutions.

- In the course of realization of educational activity, the student is expected to master the following competencies:... [-]


M.A. in Business Psychology

HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt am Main + 3 more

A consecutive master’s programme taught in English at HMKW Berlin and in German at HMKW's Cologne campus [+]

MA in Business Psychology

Name

Business Psychology

Start

October start, Berlin and Cologne

Features

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

Language

English (Berlin) or German (Cologne)

Learning Outcomes

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

Applicants

Graduates of general or specialised psychological studies programmes... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. ... [-]

MA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) in Psychology

University of Dundee
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Dundee

In this course, you will learn how the human mind works from infancy to old age and acquire essential skills for employment in the public and private sectors. You will have the opportunity to take part in a research apprenticeship scheme, learning research skills through participating in real research projects being carried out by staff in our department. [+]

You will learn about the very diverse range of topics that together form the subject of psychology.

Amongst others, you will learn about how babies learn, what happens to people’s mental skills when they get old, how people’s personalities differ, how social group dynamics work, how we remember, see and hear things and how we talk to each other, and about different psychological disorders.

You will be taught by international experts about the latest developments in each of these areas. Your understanding of these psychological aspects of human nature will be supported by learning how to think critically, how to solve problems, analyze data, write clearly and effectively, and be a confident communicator of science; these are skills that are highly valued by employers. You will learn about the scientific method, eventually planning and implementing and analyzing your own research project.... [-]


MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Ed.S. in School Psychology

Chapman University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Orange

The EdS in school psychology prepares students to perform a variety of tasks including assessment for intervention, mental health counseling, behavior management and consultation with teachers and parents. [+]

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is for candidates who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school. At Chapman University, we're here to help. The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Program in School Psychology is for candidates who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school.

The Ed.S in School Psychology degree program is a 69 unit program that can be completed in 3 years of full time study or 4 years of part time study. The program builds on the mission of the College of Educational Studies by seeking to prepare knowledgeable, skilled and reflective school psychologists who are effective change agents for individuals, families, communities and institutions. Our innovative dual degree program allows students to obtain a MA in Educational Psychology and an EdS degree in School Psychology with an embedded California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology.... [-]


MA Psychotherapy & Counselling

Regent’s University London
Campus Part time 3 years September 2018 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 Childhood Studies and Children's Rights

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Psychology

Concordia University Chicago
Online & Campus Combined Full time 24 months August 2018 USA Chicago

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.

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 ... [-]