Master of Art Degrees in Psychology

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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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MA in Psychology

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. [+]

MA in Psychology

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules.

The course has been accredited by the PSI and is designed for students with prior experiences in psychology and research methods (e.g., BA Joint Honours). This prior experience should be comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).

The MA Psychology provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications and is therefore partly a conversion course. The undergraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology (Education and Health Science); the postgraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology, the Department of Design and Technology (Faculty and Science and Engineering), the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations (Kemmy Business School), and the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department (Faculty of Education and Health Sciences).... [-]


MA in Psychology

Goddard College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Plainfield

The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to prepare graduates to enter into their area of psychology with the professional skills necessary to advance their career goals, their personal development, and to make a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work. We have the goal of meeting each student where they are in their development as scholar, psychologist, and advocate for social justice... [+]

MA in Psychology The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to prepare graduates to enter into their area of psychology with the professional skills necessary to advance their career goals, their personal development, and to make a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work. We have the goal of meeting each student where they are in their development as scholar, psychologist, and advocate for social justice. We will work with students to provide them with appropriate opportunities to overcome whatever challenges they face in their development in these areas, as our resources permit, and to identify those for whom our program is not appropriate as soon as we are reasonably able to do so. We also work with students to create expectations for their work that reflect not only their passions and interests, but also the demands for proper training that the ethical principles of our profession demand of us as faculty members. In our work together, we will create a learning experience that meets students’ unique needs, within the limitations under which the field and we, as practitioners and teachers, exist. Curriculum Students must complete a minimum of 48 credits (and to 60 credits) to earn the MA in Psychology. Students making satisfactory progress toward the Master of Arts in Psychology will, in the course of their studies, complete eight required courses, an internship for credit, elective courses, and either capstone or thesis (called a final product). The number of elective courses is determined... [-]

MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The first MA fashion psychology course in the world to apply psychology in fashion will help students gain a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of human behaviour in a fashion context using qualitative approaches (focus groups, interviews or case studies). [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. The first MA fashion psychology course in the world to apply psychology in fashion will help students gain a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of human behaviour in a fashion context using qualitative approaches (focus groups, interviews or case studies). Content and Structure The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals is situated in the Fashion Business School and has been developed to address the need of the fashion industry for psychologically literate graduates who possess relevant skills in research, analysis, information synthesis, communication, IT and data handling, who can solve problems and work effectively in teams or independently. This Masters programme is the first MA in the world to apply the scientific study of psychology to fashion. The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals emphasises qualitative methods and analysis that lead to deep, rich data and interpretation. In addition, to complement the units studied on the MA, students are encouraged to attend the MSc units Personality and Individual Differences and Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis, but are not assessed on these. The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals is designed to appeal to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds including psychology and other sciences, business, humanities and fashion. By applying the scientific study of human behaviour in the context of fashion, students on the MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals develop the ability to identify current issues in the broad context of fashion that are worthy of investigation, conduct rigorous studies to address these issues, and analyse... [-]

Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

St. Mary's University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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. Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program are prepared to work in institutions and agencies offering counseling services including alcohol and drug and social service agencies. Client problems may be, but are not limited to the effects of socioeconomic status, unemployment, aging, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, chronic illness, developing transitions, and interpersonal, family, and community violence. Graduates have knowledge of the general principles of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior, structure and function of human service agencies, mental health education, outreach and prevention strategies, and community health promotion and advocacy. Clinical Mental Health counselors have the ability to implement education, preventive, and remedial programs. This is a 60 semester hour program, which includes an intensive 700 clock hour clinical (practicum/internship) experience. Students graduating from the program meet the academic requirements for licensing by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. [-]

MA Program in Psychology (Non-Thesis)

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

MA in Psychology Non-Thesis Program is a one-year program consisting of 10 courses (30 credits) and a Project. Project Course is non-credit and evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. [+]

Non-Thesis MA Program in PsychologyMA in Psychology Non-Thesis Program is a one-year program consisting of 10 courses (30 credits) and a Project. Project Course is non-credit and evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.ApplicationApplicants are expected to be graduated from an undergraduate program. Students, who are still studying and are expected to graduate before the Fall Term, can also apply.

     Official Transcripts: Minimum GPA of 3,30/4,00      Applicant should have taken at least one course from each group listed below with a "B" or equilavent grade.         Group 1: Introduction to Psychology, Recent Topics in Psychology         Group 2: Statistics, Research Methods         Group 3: Social, Developmental, Cognitive, Industrial and Organizational Psychology. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Psychology

University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time February 2018 USA Saint Petersburg

The USFSP Master of Arts in Psychology provides study of biological, social, developmental and cognitive bases of health and human behavior, with concentrated emphasis on how adjustment in these realms serves as the platform for later health and chronic disease outcomes. The program also cultivates advanced competence in research methodology required to interpret and evaluate applied research data. [+]

The USFSP Master of Arts in Psychology provides study of biological, social, developmental and cognitive bases of health and human behavior, with concentrated emphasis on how adjustment in these realms serves as the platform for later health and chronic disease outcomes. The program also cultivates advanced competence in research methodology required to interpret and evaluate applied research data. For students in both thesis and non-thesis options, elective courses in the domains of experimental and applied psychology, health psychology, infant-family mental health, cultural competence, and other basic and applied areas round out coursework requirements for the degree. Students on the thesis track also complete an empirical master’s thesis. Our program is designed to advance your study of Psychology, whether or not your undergraduate major was in a field other than psychology and you seek re-specialization coursework or you were a strong undergraduate major in Psychology or a related field. Our graduates will demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced psychology and contribute intellectually to the field. As a program graduate of the M.A. in Psychology from USF St. Petersburg (USFSP), you will be: positioned to assume human service and health research positions demanding advanced competencies in research methodology; data tracking, collection, and analysis; and grant writing associated with graduate training; eligible for teaching positions at high schools and at 2- and 4-year colleges or universities at (1000/2000 level coursework) with the required 18 hours of graduate coursework in psychology; and/or competitive for admission to top doctoral programs through the receipt of the... [-]

MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

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. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. 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 practice 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. We welcome applications from non-EU internationals who are supported at every stage by MMU International. Features and benefits of the course Study at our £139 million new Brooks Building which has world-class facillities for teaching and learning Close collaboration with the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), including guests speakers and conferences Teaching staff have specialist experience in their field and many are actively involved in research nationally and internationally ABOUT THE COURSE In term one, students undertake two core units. The unit ‘International Comparisons of Childhoods’ examines how children and young people are shaped and regulated by the opportunities that are available to them in their communities. By looking at the different opportunities afforded to children across societies we are able to reflect more objectively on our those offered by our... [-]

MA Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society

Brunel University: College of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

The Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society MA is designed to provide students with training in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. It observes the relation between theory and practice and establishes a scientific grounding through its emphasis on the clinical writings of Freud, Klein and Lacan. [+]

How are our behaviours influenced by unconscious motives? Which conflicts lie at the heart of contemporary individual and social problems? What explains our cultural and ideological obsession with power and violence? The Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society MA is designed to provide students with training in classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory. It observes the relation between theory and practice and establishes a scientific grounding through its emphasis on the clinical writings of Freud, Klein and Lacan. The course also offers the opportunity to develop a psychoanalytic approach to contemporary socio-cultural issues, in particular questions of political ideology, social conflict and violence. It engages with the relation between the psychoanalytic and social fields by exploring how to conceive of a psychoanalytic social theory. It questions how we can provide a specifically psychoanalytic account of social relations and focuses on issues raised by post-structuralist and feminist accounts of sexuality. Aims This degree is relevant to a wide range of graduates in the social sciences, humanities and fine art, as well as those with professional interests in psychotherapy and analysis who wish to develop and apply their skills to the issues and areas on which this degree focuses. Previous and current students have included art and film students, teachers and art historians as well as psychologists and analysts - and recently included a performance artist. Many European and overseas students from Latin America and further afield have also undertaken this degree. Course Content The course engages with the issue of the relation between the... [-]

MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a practitioner in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice You will join a diverse and professional community that has a person-centred experiential approach at the very heart of what we do. We are a team with a unique blend of practice and academic backgrounds and experience. We specialise in Counselling for Children and Young People and Adults Across the Lifespan. Our programme is flexible and covers all areas of practice. The programme prepares you for work as a practitioner in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. On our programme you will: engage creatively with issues in contemporary society choose between two specialisms, Counselling for Adults across the Lifespan (AAL) and Counselling for Children and Young People (CYP) belong to a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy community study in a world class university with an award winning sustainable environment You will benefit from: a 40-year tradition of counselling training at The University of Nottingham leading scholars and practitioners in the field of counsellor training developing within a growth oriented experiential learning environment access to superb learning resources and leading research a seminar series linked with the course On completion of the course you: will leave with an internationally recognised counselling qualification may become a leader in the field of counselling working in education, schools, health, community, private and public sectors will meet requirements to become a counsellor with accreditation will be prepared for doctoral studies in counselling and psychotherapy Course details Completion of the Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice... [-]

M.A. 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 for 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 Counseling Psychology

Santa Clara University - School Of Education & Counseling Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 USA Santa Clara

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Master of Arts program for students. Students may opt to include any of our three emphasis areas in Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, or Latino Counseling to their degree. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students not electing an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives to expand their knowledge in various areas. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. Units: 90 quarter units (3 quarter units = 2 semester units) Program Length: 3 years(full-time) Tracks: LPCC, MFT, LPCC/MFT, and No Track Emphasis Options: Latino counseling, correctional psychology, and health psychology Start Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Instructional Method: On campus The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Master of Arts program for students. Students may opt to include any of our three emphasis areas in Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, or Latino Counseling to their degree. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students not electing an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives to expand their knowledge in various areas. The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology has four tracks: MFT Track LPCC Track Joint MFT/LPCC Track No Track MFT Track The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the MFT Track on California State regulations, guidelines suggested by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a MFT license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours in the State of California. Click here for Course Sequence LPCC Track The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the LPCC Track on California State regulations, guidelines from the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a LPCC license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours. The LPCC is... [-]

MA in Clinical Social Work (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts. [+]

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. You will acquire these through seven modules, e.g.: Contemporary Theories; Complex Behaviour and Environmental Change; Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation; Mental Health; and the Development of the Therapeutic Self. In addition you will apply this knowledge during a one-year internship programme, focused on micro and messo interventions. In your second year, you undertake a research project to demonstrate your research competence. This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts. Admission requirements Also see the relevant General Regulations. An entrance examination is required. A student is admitted to the Master’s studies after completion of a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and an Honours Degree in Social Work. A fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required. Contact details Name: Mrs Sue Bond Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email: socialwork@uj.ac.za [-]

Master in Forensic Psychology

University of Houston - Victoria
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Victoria

Our program prepares students to become licensed mental health workers in the field of forensics. We prepare students for forensic psychology jobs working with forensic populations. We send our students out into the real world through practicum. This is an incredible experience for our students and for the sites, as well. Our students apply theory and techniques they've learned in the real world at each site. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. Our program prepares students to become licensed mental health workers in the field of forensics. We prepare students for forensic psychology jobs working with forensic populations. We send our students out into the real world through practicum. This is an incredible experience for our students and for the sites, as well. Our students apply theory and techniques they've learned in the real world at each site. We often get feedback from the practicum sites with how impressed they are with our students. Our students often stay at their sites after practicum, graduation, and as employees. The practicum site supervisors are impressed with the skills and knowledge of our students. UHV’s M.A. program in Forensic Psychology requires undergraduate coursework in Statistics, Research Methods, and Abnormal Psychology as prerequisites to the Forensic Psychology program. Program curriculum can be broken into three parts: core classes, Forensic Psychology concentration requirements, and practicum requirements. Required Coursework (63 semester hours) PSYC 6319 Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling PSYC 6321 Psychopathology I PSYC 6322 Psychopathology II PSYC 6326 Advanced Research Methods PSYC 6327 Assessment for Forensic Psychology PSYC 6330 Life-span Developmental Psychology PSYC 6331 Multicultural Psychology PSYC 6332 Advanced Social Psychology PSYC 6333 Ethics and Practice of Psychology PSYC 6334 Theories and Issues in Psychotherapy PSYC 6335 Techniques of Psychotherapy PSYC 6336 Intellectual Assessment PSYC 6337 Personality Assessment PSYC 6338 Group Psychotherapy PSYC 6339 Theory and Techniques of Family Therapy PSYC 6343 Advanced Forensic Psychology PSYC 6350 Addictions Counseling PSYC 6351 Crisis Counseling... [-]

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Chapman University
Campus Full time September 2017 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. In addition, students are eligible to apply for the LPCC Emphasis. The LPCC is a master’s level license regulated by the Board of Behavior Science Examiners. Students with the LPCC license can practice counseling and psychotherapy outside the schools, in private practice, and clinical settings. If you would like to learn more about the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology program, please choose from the following options: Attend a College of Educational Studies (CES) Graduate Information Session. Visit the CES website for specific program information and admission requirements. Contact Melissa Liberman, in the Office of Graduate Admissions at... [-]

MA in Psychology

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

Department of Psychology at Kadir Has University invites applications for the M.A. programme which combines the subfields of social and health psychology. The foci of the lectures will be on the theories of social and health psychology as well as their applications. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. Department of Psychology at Kadir Has University invites applications for the M.A. programme which combines the subfields of social and health psychology. The foci of the lectures will be on the theories of social and health psychology as well as their applications. The main topics of the programme are as follows: - Developing interventions for staying healthy, - Investigating the causes and mechanisms whereby individuals develop illness based on stress and the use of alcohol and tobacco; and developing preventive measures for such illnesses, - Coping with illness and individual and group attitudes towards illness, - Improving interpersonal skills at group and individual levels. The students who are enrolled in this programme will acquire theoretical knowledge on social and health psychology and complete a thesis or a graduation project on these sub-areas of psychology. The students who successfully finish this programme will be able to provide services as qualified psychologists in programs targeting attitude change, in NGOs, in the society in relation to health promotion and illness prevention by means of research, consultancy, education and provision of interventions. Announcement for the candidates of M.A. Programme in Psychology The language of instruction is English. The candidates will take a written exam. Moreover, the interview dates differ from the dates set on the academic calendar. Special requirements for candidates who are Turkish citizens For this programme, the applications from candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or in guidance and psychological counseling will be accepted. Applications will... [-]