Master of Art Programs in Psychology

Compare 79 MA Programs 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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MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 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 Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Flexible and covering all areas of practice, this course prepares you to work as a person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy practitioner. [+]

Overview

Flexible and covering all areas of practice, this course prepares you to work as a person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy practitioner.

You will join a diverse and professional community that has a person-centred experiential approach at its heart. As a team, we have a unique blend of practice and academic backgrounds and experience.

On this course, you will:

learn and develop person-centred experiential therapy engage creatively with issues in contemporary society choose between two specialist pathways: counselling for adults across the lifespan, or counselling for children and young people be part of a vibrant counselling and psychotherapy community have the chance to join our research clinic study in a world-class university within an award-winning sustainable environment ... [-]

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 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, Concentration in Integral Counseling Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years January 2018 USA San Francisco

Drawing upon the major spiritual traditions of the East and West, recent cultural and social sciences research, and the innovations made by contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic and transpersonal psychologies, we view psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding. [+]

Integral Counseling Psychology Master's Program PROGRAM DESCRIPTION This program is experiential, culturally sensitive, and centered on the inner work necessary for becoming a healer. Drawing upon the major spiritual traditions of the East and West, recent cultural and social sciences research, and the innovations made by contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic and transpersonal psychologies, we view psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding. Integral education is not "neck up." It will meet and stretch you on every level: body, heart, mind, spirit. We create a learning community that is both profoundly challenging and deeply supportive. WHY CIIS? Founded in 1973 on the recommendation of Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri, ICP was the first transpersonally-oriented, East-West psychology graduate program in the world. Because our education is so thorough, our students usually achieve the highest pass rates of all graduate degree programs of any significant size in California on the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) exams. WEEKDAY COURSE Duration: 2.5 years Study mode: Full-time Starting: September or January WEEKEND COURSE Duration: 3 years Study mode: Full-time, 5 weekends per semester (Fri-Sun) Starting: September LEARNING OUTCOMES Earn a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Fulfill all academic requirements for Marriage and Family (MFT) licensure in the state of California.* Hone your clinical skills and professional expertise through practicums in CIIS' counseling centers or at a variety of external sites. Engage in transformative, integral, and transpersonal learning Apply to the Integral Counseling Psychology (MA) Program The program seeks individuals who: have some background... [-]

MA in Psychology

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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).... [-]


M.A. Counseling Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Chicago Los Angeles Irvine Washington DC + 3 more

Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. [+]

M.A. Counseling Psychology Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. The curriculum teaches students the ethics and professional guidelines of counseling services and clinical psychology practice in correlation with developing an in-depth knowledge of theoretical frameworks and scientific bases. They will also learn the importance of understanding how diversity and cultural differences or issues impact the mental health field.  The M.A. Counseling Psychology program provides hands-on work and multicultural education, which are integrated throughout the program course material. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of concentrations to meet the needs or desires of their educational and professional goals.  The curriculum prepares graduates for licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware by incorporating the eight content areas outlined by the National Board of Certified Counselors. [-]

Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology

The Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 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 with 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 Program in Psychology (Non-Thesis)

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2018 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 Major in Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Silliman University
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

The Psychology Department offers the degree Master of Arts in Psychology major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
This program aims to prepare professionals to use their knowledge in the basic science of psychology in their work, whether in industry, school, government, community agencies, or the clinical setting. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. The Psychology Department offers the degree Master of Arts in Psychology major in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This program aims to prepare professionals to use their knowledge in the basic science of psychology in their work, whether in industry, school, government, community agencies, or the clinical setting. The courses are organized around the theories and principles of human behavior with an emphasis on local culture and practical application. A general admission test is administered and an applicant interview is conducted. Training and work experience are an added advantage. Undergraduate academic credentials are assessed. Applicants are expected to have above average performance in relevant undergraduate courses. [-]

MA in Childhood and Youth

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

This MA course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth underpinned by a commitment to integrated practice. This qualification is designed for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education. It would suit those already working with children and young people and wish to enhance their knowledge as well as those who wish to enter this field. You study two... [+]

MA in Childhood and Youth This MA course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth underpinned by a commitment to integrated practice. This qualification is designed for graduates with a background in childhood and youth studies, sociology, health and social care, anthropology, psychology or education. It would suit those already working with children and young people and wish to enhance their knowledge as well as those who wish to enter this field. You study two compulsory 60-credit modules and gain the final 60 credits either from appropriate credit transfer or by taking 60 credits from a choice of optional modules. Educational aims This qualification aims to develop advanced theoretical and integrated practice knowledge about children and young people. It is designed for those working with or for children and young people in a wide range of settings, and for those with a general interest in the study of childhood and youth. The aims and outcomes are to: develop advanced critical analysis skills relevant to integrated practice provide the necessary concepts, theories, knowledge and skills base to understand the lives of children and young people and how this impacts on integrated practice develop appropriate analytical, research and conceptual skills needed to link theory, practice and experience. Teaching, learning and assessment methods The teaching, learning and assessment are linked to the Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children’s Workforce. They are geared towards the development of professional skills through a critical engagement with policy, analysis of... [-]

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 2 - 3 semesters August 2018 USA Milwaukee

This program is designed for students with career interests in master's-level clinical practice or those who plan to obtain a Ph.D. or Psy.D. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. This program is designed for students with career interests in master's-level clinical practice or those who plan to obtain a Ph.D. or Psy.D. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology program strives to develop competent healthcare providers who are critical thinkers, intelligent consumers of research, and skilled providers of psychological services in a variety of healthcare settings. Most graduates become employed as therapists, counselors, psychometricians, or other mental health-related positions. All courses integrate science and practice, with an emphasis on ethics and the roles culture, race, and gender play in assessment and therapy. This program manages to infuse scientific rigor into a master's-level training program. While the state of Wisconsin offers dozens of master’s-level counseling programs that prepare students to practice as LPCs, our degree program is the only master’s level clinical psychology program that is license eligible. Ours is a practice-based degree program in contrast to research-based Ph.D. programs: our students graduate with 600 hours of internship fieldwork, leaving the program as experienced, mature practitioners acclimated to real-world practice. Psychology applies analytical techniques to a humanistic subject matter. The philosophy of the profession is that if you are trained first and foremost as a scientist, you will be able to train yourself as necessary to adapt to unanticipated circumstances. It is a tremendous strength to possess the skills to research these situations, find techniques that have been validated to work, and train yourself to use them. Stritch takes pride in keeping this philosophy at... [-]

Master of Arts in Psychology

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 2 years January 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 Counseling Degree Sheet The Counseling Program major prepares graduates to provide services in diverse settings including community mental health centers, youth and family service agencies, marriage and family counseling centers, child guidance clinics, university counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, drug and alcohol treatment centers, shelters and centers for child abuse and domestic violence, and private practice. Some graduates complete additional training at the doctoral level. Student Learning Objectives Students who successfully complete this degree will be able to: Demonstrate their understanding of the ethical and legal standards of behavior for counselors and consistently function in an ethical, professional manner. Demonstrate skills in creating effective professional relationships that facilitate the counseling process. Demonstrate effectiveness in applying evidence-based treatments in working with diverse models, theories, and techniques that contribute to positive outcomes. Demonstrate skills in conducting effective assessment and treatment of children, couples, families, and groups while being sensitive to the special needs and considerations of these client populations.... [-]

Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (MA)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years September 2018 USA Wayne + 1 more

Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (MA)

The MA in clinical and counseling psychology provides a foundation in clinical and research knowledge and skills that emphasizes both a theoretical and applied perspective with sensitivity to ethical and cross-cultural issues. In addition to strengths in clinical and counseling psychology, the faculty have clinical and research strengths in health, cross-cultural, pediatric, and developmental psychology as well as in neuropsychology. Students interested in developing advanced research and clinical skills should explore research opportunities with appropriate faculty (see description of research/clinical interests. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (MA) The MA in clinical and counseling psychology provides a foundation in clinical and research knowledge and skills that emphasizes both a theoretical and applied perspective with sensitivity to ethical and cross-cultural issues. In addition to strengths in clinical and counseling psychology, the faculty have clinical and research strengths in health, cross-cultural, pediatric, and developmental psychology as well as in neuropsychology. Students interested in developing advanced research and clinical skills should explore research opportunities with appropriate faculty (see description of research/clinical interests. The focus of the program is on understanding, preventing, and treating disorders, diseases, and dysfunctions that compromise mental and physical health. We do this by fostering knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis, etiology and mechanisms that contribute to the onset, progression, and consequences of these disorders across the lifespan at the individual and group level. The program offers a flexible core 48-credit program with the option of completing 12 additional credits (total of 60 credits) for students wishing to pursue LAC/LPC credentials or those who seek in-depth background in an area(s) of interest. Facilities and Resources The graduate program in clinical and counseling psychology is housed in new and renovated facilities in Science Hall-East. These facilities include modern-clinical, research, and teaching spaces, in addition to a state-of-the-art clinical teaching suite for training, monitoring, recording and conducting clinical sessions, a graduate testing and teaching room and a graduate study and informal learning space. Reasons For Applying The... [-]

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 course work 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 course work 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 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. [+]

MA Degrees in Psychology. 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... [-]