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Psychology (online)

Master of Science

Apply yourself to psychology

Want to explore the fields of scientific writing or information literacy? As a student of the master's in psychology program, you will build a strong foundation for psychological research and human behavior at a graduate level. Plus, you’ll gain knowledge, awareness and skills to work in many psychology fields, as well as fields outside of psychology.

This master's program can be completed online and specializes in two different tracks—general or industrial/organizational psychology. No matter the track you choose, you’ll enhance your professional skillset and prepare to work for organizations and corporations after graduation. You will study and work alongside published professors who have presented at conferences on social psychology, personality psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and more.

What you’ll learn in the psychology program

  • Research and program evaluation
  • Leadership and management of organizations
  • Advanced social, industrial and organizational psychology

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Working full time? Have family obligations? Earn your master's degree completely online and get the flexibility you need.

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Curriculum & requirements

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Estimated tuition per credit

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Master's in psychology curriculum

This 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. You may choose to take a general track, which focuses on human growth and development and psychobiology, or an industrial/organizational track, which focuses on leadership and management of organizations.

Course preview

PSY 530 Advanced Social Psychology
In this course, students will explore advanced theories of social behaviors and human interactions. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the literature, drawing connections between social psychology and other disciplines and developing interventions and applications based on the theories discussed.

PSY 535 Advanced Industrial/Organizational Psychology
This course will explore the intersection of psychology and business. Students will critically examine the psychological principals behind workplace conflict and conflict resolution, personnel selection and retention, and leadership and management. The course will also provide examples of how personality assessment is practiced in business, and how to use modern research to make the workplace function more efficiently and productively.

PSY 600 Thesis and Advanced Statistics
Each student will conduct an independent research study. Students will be involved in projects connected to research faculty members. The student’s course instructor will supervise this independent study. Students will work closely with faculty to gain the skill set to develop and produce an applied research project. This course will provide the students with knowledge on scientific writing, instrument selection, use and evaluation, and all aspects of data collection, analysis and reporting. Students will be actively working on their individual thesis project working toward final completion during their Practicum in Applied Psychology course.

Graduates must complete a total of 37 credits.

Careers in psychology

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

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