The Master of Science in Psychology is designed for individuals who are looking for career promotions or enhanced employment opportunities as well as those who want to further their education in preparation for various doctoral degrees.
Students in the program will benefit from:
- A solid foundation in advanced psychological principles, theories, practices and research
- Exposure that leads to increased respect and appreciation of diversity and individual differences
- A curriculum that aligns with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Commission on Accreditation Educational Guidelines for doctoral education to facilitate the potential transfer of credits for ongoing higher education.
Although the program does not presently lead to licensure for independent practice in psychology, it may meet several of the academic requirements for such licensure as various states have different licensure requirements.
Graduates with the master’s degree in psychology will be prepared to use psychology principles in employment settings such as:
- Mental health/social service agencies
- Human service organizations
- The criminal justice system
- Teaching at colleges and universities