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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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64 Results in Psychology

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

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

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... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Part-time
Online
International Psychoanalytic University 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. ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of Central Oklahoma

The Master of Arts in Psychology has been designed as a flexible, multipurpose degree program with professional psychology as its foundation. Degree programs are structur ... [+]

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. ... [-]
USA Edmond
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
HMKW

In the M.A. Business Psychology program, students will improve their knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Topics such as behavioral economics, HR m ... [+]

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

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

Learning outcomes

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

Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Antioch University Online

The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Antioch allows you to channel your passion for helping others into a meaningful and rewarding career as a me ... [+]

Help people address the personal, family, and social issues that makes living healthy and productive lives challenging for them. Graduate from Antioch University ready to work in community agencies, substance abuse and addictions treatment, in-patient treatment, and college counseling settings. Learn from current practitioners who will prepare you to impact people’s lives and provide treatment that makes a difference. Students may choose an optional focus of study in Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling, Counseling Military Service Personnel and their Families, or Trauma.

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USA Yellow Springs
January 2020
Part-time
3 years
Online
Pepperdine University

The psychology master's degree program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of psychology. Within a strong clinical framework, ... [+]

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. Social Understanding. Scientific Analysis.

The psychology master's degree program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of psychology. Within a strong clinical framework, the program offers theoretical and practical learning in a supportive environment, preparing individuals for a host of professional endeavors.

Master of Psychology Program Overview ... [-]
USA Los Angeles Irvine
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Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Eötvös Loránd University

The aim of the program is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in ... [+]

The aim of the program is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve.

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

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Long Island University

In earning this 36-credit Master of Arts degree in Psychology you will strengthen your research, writing and critical-thinking skills while broadening and deepening your ... [+]

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

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

USA Brookville
September 2019
Campus
University of Pécs

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

Description of the Program

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

Hungary Pécs
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Full-time
2 years
Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

The Master’s of Art Therapy is 61 credits with 900 internship hours (400 direct client contact) required for graduation, which provides maximum educational credit receive ... [+]

The Master’s of Art Therapy is 61 credits with 900 internship hours (400 direct client contact) required for graduation, which provides maximum educational credit received toward credentialing as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board (BC) and the coursework required for art therapy and counseling state licensure. All of our classes are on-campus, we do not offer online classes for the Master of Art Therapy.

Master's of Art Therapy with Thesis Option

This 63-credit thesis option is available by approval from the program for students to pursue original research and produce a Master's Thesis. The Thesis Option is applied for after the 1st semester.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Pacifica Graduate Institute

Dedicated to offering students unique and evidenced-based comprehensive training in the art of marriage, family, and individual psychotherapy and professional clinical co ... [+]

MA in Counseling Psychology

Classes begin throughout September

Dedicated to offering students unique and evidenced-based comprehensive training in the art of marriage, family, and individual psychotherapy and professional clinical counseling with an appreciation for the systemic and immeasurable dimensions of the psyche.

Our Unique Counseling Psychology Program

About Counseling Psychology

For over three decades, Pacifica’s M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology has offered distinctive and comprehensive training and emphasis in the art, science, and practice of marriage and family therapy, professional clinical counseling, and depth psychology. As preparation for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling, this rigorous academic program emphasizes both theoretical understanding and experiential training in clinical skills. Pacifica students have outstanding pass rates on the California LMFT exams. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences reports that 94% of the Pacifica graduates taking the MFT standard written exam from 1/1/2016-12/31/2016 passed the exam, which ranks higher than the state average of 75% for that time period.... [-]

USA Carpinteria Santa Barbara
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
Schellhammer Business School

At the heart of our Master of Arts in Psychology program lies the promotion of hope, a better life, love, the truth, satisfaction of genuine inner needs, the quest for ef ... [+]

At the heart of the Master of Arts in Psychology at Schellhammer Business School lies the promotion of hope, a better life, love, the truth, satisfaction of genuine inner needs, the quest for efficient spirituality, for happiness, for the abilities to achieve fulfillment through “Spiritual Intelligence” and rediscovery of the Archetypes of the Soul.

The rich multidisciplinary syllabus explores the complexities of human conscious and subconscious behavior in both the personal and commercial world, as well as the new field of Epigenetics and its impact on understanding the human pre and postnatal psyche and potential for renewal.

In line with all our programs, it is about producing a new generation of professionals equipped to educate, guide, lead, support and teach – whether in the field of psychology or business. Focused on vanguard visions, the correct knowledge, and efficient skills to understand and explore the complex interactions between the human mind, brain, behavior, and experience, an authentic lifestyle, a genuine culture, an all-sided balanced society, and humanity. Ultimately, it is about perpetuating Peace on Earth and protecting the Planet for generations, for the next 1000 and more years.... [-]

Spain Marbella
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The New School

The Psychology graduate program provides comprehensive training in all the major fields of modern psychology and emphasizes research that is sensitive to social and cultu ... [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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The MA in General Psychology is a 30-credit program that provides students with a basic education in psychology and is a prerequisite for more specialized work leading to the Ph.D. degree.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Master of Arts in Applied Child Development program provides students with a strong theoretical founda ... [+]

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Master of Arts in Applied Child Development program provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in child development, coursework in an area of specialization, research skills, and applied opportunities and fieldwork that prepare students for a career that directly impacts the lives of children, youth and families. Our goal is to train students to use applied work to understand the theory and research and to understand how theory and research should impact the lives of children and families.

After the first semester in the program, students choose whether they want to pursue the applied track or the thesis track and whether they wish to concentrate in a specific area:... [-]

USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus