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Master of Science in Psychology

Start your online psychology degree

Understand why people behave the way they do. Our Master of Science in Psychology gives you skills to evaluate human behavior and help individuals and groups function more effectively. Although this program doesn’t prepare you for professional licensure, you’ll be able to apply psychological principles to address personal, social and organizational problems.

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Courses

Browse courses for your online psychology degree

Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 36 credits

You’ll need 36 credits to complete this master's in psychology degree. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits.

12 Core Courses

The Master of Science in Psychology features 12 core courses in topics ranging from developmental psychology and psychometrics to biological basis of behavior and personality theories.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Science in Psychology.

Program Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Transfer credits

Your previous eligible college credits can save you time and money – helping you to graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted transcripts from 5,000+ institutions, so you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.

Affordable, fixed tuition

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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Affordable, Fixed Tuition

$698

Cost per credit

COA Components Master's Degree (non-CBE)
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
$16,128
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
$1,632
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
$1,632
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
$660
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
     Food
     Food
     Food
$3,180
     Housing³
     Housing³
     Housing³
$6,144
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
$108
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
$0
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
$0
Total COA
Total COA
Total COA
$29,484

1The tuition component is based on a per credit weighted average for the credential level across the entire University.

2The University allows the same living expense amounts for students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses.

3The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) only includes an allowance for food.

Scholarships to earn your master’s degree, more affordably.

Everyone deserves an affordable education. That’s why we offer an unlimited number of scholarships, so if you qualify, you can get one. Starting with your first course, every qualifying new student will be awarded one of our scholarships, worth up to $1K. 

Financial aid

You have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master's in Psychology degree?

Discover where your degree might take you and make informed choices about your future.

An MSP can prepare you to be a:

  • Psychology Instructor
  • Compliance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Psychology

  • Ethical and social responsibility

  • Communication

  • Scientific mindedness

Ready to get started?

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What you’ll learn

When you earn your online master’s in psychology, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate psychological principles and practice in the context of human interactions.
  • Assess the implications of psychological research on the human experience.
  • Evaluate professional considerations related to ethics and diversity.
  • Synthesize appropriate tactics for personal and professional communication in psychology

8% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No cost to request transcripts
  • No GMAT
  • No essay required
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You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

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Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

Gabriel G., Enrollment Representative

Call or chat with us 7 days a week.

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans and faculty members. They bring an average of 26 years of experience and hands-on perspective to the classroom, and help bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

Doris Savron

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader.

Doris Savron
Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org, since 1978.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.