Online Master of Arts in Psychology

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Build a Foundation of Knowledge with Our Online Psychology Master’s Degree

Equip yourself with theoretical knowledge and scientific-mindedness that can apply to many career paths in just one year of flexible online study with William James College. Our online MA in Psychology teaches research skills, theories of human development and behavior and leadership competencies that can be put to work in settings that range from human services to marketing. You can also use the MA in Psychology to prepare for doctoral-level study in the field.

Program Features

  • 100% online classes with no required residencies
  • Curriculum aligns with American Psychology Association (APA) standards for master’s degree programs
  • Small cohorts mean you receive personal attention from faculty and build meaningful relationships
  • Coursework integrates professional development, communication and ethical behavior

Program Format

Our MA in Psychology is a non-licensure program that is delivered entirely online. Coursework covers 33 credits with two track options:

  • Preparation for advanced degrees in counseling or psychology
  • Preparation for careers in applied psychology

You can complete this program in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.

Core Curriculum

Required (Core) Courses

  • COU CP505 – Orientation MA Psychology Program
  • COU LS659 – Lifespan Development
  • COU CC524 – Diversity, Difference and Inclusion
  • COU CN520 – Psychopathology
  • CLI RS526 – Statistics
  • CLI PS801 – Ethics, Standards, and Professional Practice
  • COU CX510 – Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • CLI PS603 – Social Bases of Behavior
  • ORG OP600 – Leadership and the Use of Self

Advanced Education Preparation Track Courses

  • COU RS610 – Research and Program Evaluation
  • ORG PA550 – Organizational Assessment: Qualitative and Quantitative

Career Advancement Track Courses

Choose two from the following:

  • BX701 – Adult CBT Theory and Practice
  • COU FX510 – Introduction to Family Therapy
  • COU TR602 – Trauma: Theory and Treatment

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