Online Master’s Degrees in Psychology
Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or pursue a doctoral degree in psychology. Master’s-level graduates may find employment in education, non-profit organizations, and juvenile corrections.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*
A psychology master’s degree may consist of specialized electives and core classes geared towards the student’s chosen area of concentration. Students may take classes such as foundations of professional psychology, lifespan development, and ethics for behavior analyst. Possible areas of concentration for a master’s degree in psychology may include the following:
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Child Development
- Forensic Psychology
- Sports Psychology
- Social Psychology
- General Psychology
- Organizational Psychology
Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in juvenile corrections, non-profit organizations, education, childcare facilities, and sports organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in psychology are projected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Behavioral Analyst
- Social Worker
- Research Coordinator
- Education Diagnostician
- Sport Development Manager
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree in psychology may have the opportunity to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree in psychology may prepare students for a career as a licensed clinical psychologist.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Psychology - General Psychology
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- MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
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