You’ll research and theorize on social/cultural effects, personality development and lifestyle assessment—and if you choose, you’ll have opportunities to present at conferences or write and publish a thesis.
The Master of Science in Applied Psychology can be completed in as little as one year as a non-clinical degree.
Applied Psychology with a specialization in Counseling
If you’d like to pursue a clinical degree path, you have the ability to enhance your master’s degree with an optional specialization in counseling. This program adds one year of clinical study to the foundational Master of Science in Applied Psychology. Coursework provides even more extensive research into consultation, group theories and interventions with much of your time spent in real-world settings.
Following successful completion of your coursework, you’ll be academically eligible to sit for the Florida Licensure exam to gain licensure as a mental health counselor in the State of Florida.
Your new degree will give you access to impressive career opportunities—many more than we could ever hope to list. Still, we’ve created this short sampling of careers you might pursue with this degree:
Master of Science in Applied Psychology:
- School or career counselor
- Social researcher
- Lab manager
- Social service manager
Clinical Master of Science in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Counseling:
- Mental health therapist
- Substance abuse counselor
- Marriage / family counselor
As an applied psychology master’s student, you’ll build on the foundational education you received as an undergrad. This program will provide a quick reintroduction to the fields of psychology and counseling before exploring a variety of topics individually, at depth. Expect to take courses in developmental psychology, psychopathology, counseling and consultation.
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