Psychology

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 applied psychology fields, as well as fields outside of psychology. 

This master's program specializes in industrial/organizational psychology—one of the fastest growing fields. Throughout your studies, 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

  • Principles and techniques of psychological research and human behavior
  • Ethical and professional work in today’s global environment
  • Advanced skills in research, scientific writing and information literacy

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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 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 540 Research and Program Evaluation 
This course will explore theoretical and practical interpretations of research results and program analyses in the field of counseling and psychology. Specifically, students will study both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Students will also be instructed on the use  of statistical software by completing exercises in and out of class. This course will provide students with the background to conduct research and be  a consumer of research in the counseling and psychology fields.

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.

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 applied psychology right away, including:

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