Master of Science

Applied Psychology

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.

As a non-clinical degree, the Master of Science in Applied Psychology can be completed with traditional 16-week terms in as little as one year.

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.

Request information about the Master of Science in Applied Psychology. Or, if you’re ready, apply now.

The M.S. in Applied Psychology can be completed entirely online. The optional counseling specialization does require some coursework to be completed on campus.

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:

  • School or career counselor
  • Social researcher
  • Lab manager
  • Professor
  • Social service manager

Clinical Master of Science in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Counseling:

  • Psychotherapist
  • Mental health therapist
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Marriage / family counselor

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


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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Last modified: Jan. 27, 2015