Master of Art Degrees in Psychology

Compare 78 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 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).... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology in English

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany 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. As a science of the unconscious, psychoanalysis is not just a therapeutic method. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 + 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... [-]


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. Chapman University's School Psychology program prepares students to performa variety of tasks including assessment for ntervention, mental health counseling, behavior mamagement and consultation with teachers and parents.

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 Donna Ford Attallah 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 after two yearsand an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology after three years, with an embedded California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology.... [-]


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

Pepperdine University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Malibu

This cohort-based program provides 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. Changing Lives. Changing the World.

This cohort-based program provides an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. Designed for full-time students, the Daytime Format program is offered at Pepperdine's Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu and takes two academic years to complete.

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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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology

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

Psychology

The College At Brockport State University Of New York
Campus September 2018 USA Rochester

Motivated students who want to pursue research careers should consider the combined degree in psychology. Not only do students get instruction in an intensive format, but they can earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in five years with a full-time commitment. [+]

What You’ll Learn

Motivated students who want to pursue research careers should consider the combined degree in psychology. Not only do students get instruction in an intensive format, but they can earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in five years with a full-time commitment.

Students collaborate with faculty on a wide range of research, including; human learning, applied behavior analysis, language/memory of the aging, substance use in adolescence, and much more. This type of training helps our graduates get into successful research-oriented doctoral programs. Curriculum The program combines a solid undergraduate psychology education and advanced masters-level training in either general psychological research or clinical research.Our rigorous program develops applied and academic knowledge in the areas of biological, acquired or learned, social, developmental, and individual bases of behavior. Additionally, all students receive advanced training in research methods and statistics. Admission Requirements Admission to the combined program is selective, restricted to students with exceptional records, and subject to the availability of a faculty member able to serve as a thesis advisor. To be eligible for the combined BS/MA psychology program, students must attain: A minimum of 75 undergraduate credits by the end of 1st-semester junior year A minimum of one semester of PSH 399 by the end of 1st-semester junior year (with 'B' or higher) All PSH core and content courses by the end of 2nd-semester junior year 3.0 overall GPA 3.25 psychology GPA A faculty member willing to serve as graduate research mentor Deadline: November 1 of the student's Junior year... [-]

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 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.

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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


Marriage and Family Therapy, MA

Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Syracuse + 1 more

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (SUMFT) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. SU MFT carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients. [+]

Description

The 60 credit SU Marriage and Family Therapy (SUMFT) program educates and trains clinicians, scholars and researchers in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. SU MFT carries out this mission through the “Self and Systems” training and supervision approach which incorporates the integration of self-understanding of students in clinical training, with a systems framework for clinical work with clients.

Students gain a solid knowledge of marriage and family therapy theory and techniques. Students get extensive hands-on training, both at the Couple and Family Therapy Center, an on-campus clinical training and research facility, and at local community sites.... [-]