Master of Psychology Programs in North Carolina

Jun 01, 2020

North Carolina provides students with several different school and degree options when choosing a master's degree program in psychology. Many of these programs offer various concentrations and range in their degree requirements. Learn about a few of the available psychology master's degree programs in North Carolina below.

Schools in North Carolina with Master of Psychology Degree Programs

School Location In-State, Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)* Degree Available**
University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, NC $7,457 M.A. in Psychology
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC $11,673 M.S. in School Psychology
North Carolina Central University Durham, NC $7,546 M.A. in Psychology
East Carolina University Greenville, NC $7,535 M.A. in General-Theoretic Psychology

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **School Websites

Master of Psychology Degree Programs in North Carolina

University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has a Master of Arts in Psychology program that offers student a concentration in applied behavior analysis, psychological science or substance abuse treatment psychology. All students in the program complete a thesis, and depending on the concentration, the program requires 33 to 55 credit hours. Course topics include research methods, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology, cognitive psychology and more. Applicants to the program need GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a statement of interest and a psychology statement of research interest form where students select their concentration.

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University has a new master's degree program in school psychology beginning the fall of 2017. The program requires 60 semester credit hours, a summer practicum prior to the student's second year and a full-time internship in the state's public school system that totals 1,200 hours and is conducted in the student's third year. Some of the course topics include psychological consultation, ethics, psychology of families, individual intelligence assessment, psychological intervention and more. Successful completion of the program leads to state licensure as a public school psychologist.

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University offers students a master's degree program in psychology with a clinical concentration that requires 49 semester hours. There is also a 30 semester hour general concentration that is intended for students who plan to pursue a doctorate in the field. Students must complete a thesis and can choose from courses in cultural diversity, psychotherapy, advanced abnormal psychology, experimental design and more. Applicants must submit GRE scores and transcripts that verify their psychology-related undergraduate studies.

East Carolina University

East Carolina University has a unique master's degree program in general-theoretic psychology with a concentration in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology. This concentration requires 45 semester hours, and students can opt to complete either a thesis or an internship that they participate in during the summer before their second year of studies. Students must also take a comprehensive exam their second year that covers topics from some of their core courses in organizational behavior, methods in human measurement, special topics in I/O psychology and more. Applicants to the program need transcripts, GRE scores, three letters of reference and a statement of purpose.

Graduate students in North Carolina can pursue a master's degree in an array of areas within the field of psychology. Many of these degree programs require a thesis and/or internship experience.

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