Master of Science

Applied Psychology

The M.S. in Applied Psychology program provides a solid foundation in research and human behavior. Through this program, you will gain enhanced knowledge and increased skills in research, scientific writing and information literacy. You will also come to understand human behavior, the scientific bases of behavior and how to work with diverse populations.

As a student in the master's degree program in applied psychology, you'll become a specialist in your field with focused research and the possibility of presenting at regional and/or national psychological conferences. You'll learn the principles and techniques of psychological research, assessments and culturally appropriate methods of working with individuals and groups. When it's time to graduate, you'll have the knowledge, awareness and skills necessary to work in many applied psychology fields.

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The M.S. in Applied Psychology can be completed entirely online.


As an applied psychology master’s student, you'll build on the foundational education you received as an undergrad. This program can be completed in one year and will provide a quick reintroduction to the fields of psychology before exploring a variety of topics individually, in depth. Expect to take courses in developmental psychology, psychopathology, personality theory and psychobiology.

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Career opportunities

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

  • Market research analyst
  • Survey researcher
  • Social scientist
  • Industrial and organizational consultant
  • Operations research analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Trainer

We're happy to help you set and reach your career goals. At Lynn, all students enjoy free career planning services.

Last modified: Jun. 30, 2016