Applied Psychology

Master of Science

Apply yourself to psychology

As a student of the M.S. in Applied Psychology program, you will come to understand human behavior, the scientific bases of behavior and how to work with diverse populations. Through this applied psychology program, you'll become a specialist in your field with focused research and the possibility of presenting at regional and/or national psychological conferences. When it's time to graduate, you'll have the knowledge, awareness and skills necessary to work in many applied psychology fields.

What you’ll learn in the applied psychology program

  • Principles and techniques of psychological research, assessments and culturally appropriate methods of working with individuals and groups
  • Ethical and professional work in today’s global environment
  • Advanced skills in research, scientific writing and information literacy

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

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Applied psychology curriculum

The applied psychology master’s degree program focuses on building upon the psychology foundation you received as an undergrad. Not only will you get a quick reintroduction, you will also explore a variety of in-depth topics.

Graduates must complete a total of 36 credits.

Course preview

PSY 640 Social and Cultural Foundations in Psychology
Discover the psychological impact of social and cultural factors in the field of psychology. Examine prototyping, stereotyping, prejudice and appropriate intervention techniques. Investigate the influence of gender, race, age, ethnicity, culture, SES, religious preference, sexual orientation and mental and physical disabilities in psychological research and counseling relationships.

PSY 500 Personality Theories
Get an overview of the field of personality theories and practice, and the many details and theories of personality and issues within the practice of mental health counseling. Conceptualize personality theories and counseling application in practice.

PSY 520 Psychopathology
Understand problems of definition and classification of abnormal human behavior. Develop skills in making diagnoses, and gain a working knowledge of the diagnostic categories in the DSM-IV and an understanding of the varying philosophies relative to diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior.

Careers in applied psychology

Earn your master’s degree in applied psychology from Lynn and leave with a valuable skill set that you can apply to a career in applied psychology right away, including:

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