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MS in Psychology - General Psychology

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Psychology program with a specialization in General Psychology offers students the opportunity to learn about the history and practice of psychology. Students in this program study to gain extensive critical thinking, research, and analytical skills. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Psychology program with a specialization in General Psychology here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in General Psychology

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Psychology program with a specialization in General Psychology balances the classic traditions of the practice of psychology with current applications in the field. The program is designed to focus on the factors that drive human behavior and experience. Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge of theories and research practices in contemporary psychology. Students may also learn about the ethical, value, and sociocultural effects of the practice of psychology.

Students in the General Psychology specialization have the chance to study neuropsychological perspectives, issues in psychopathology, cognitive psychology, and behavioral approaches. The skills students gain in this program could help prepare them to pursue employment in psychology or related fields.* To graduate from the program, students must complete either an original thesis or pass a comprehensive examination.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

60 or 65 credits, depending on track. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in General Psychology:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Psychology Specialization

  • PS 510: Qualitative Analysis (5 credits)
  • PS 515: Learning and Behavior (5 credits)
  • PS 520: Neuropsychology (5 credits)
  • PS 525: Foundations of Psychopathology (5 credits)
  • PS 530: Cognitive Psychology (5 credits)

Core Requirements

  • PS 501: Foundations of Professional Psychology (5 credits)
  • MM 570: Applied Statistics for Psychology (5 credits)
  • PS 504: Advanced Research Methods (5 credits)
  • PS 505: Testing, Measurement, and Assessment (5 credits)
  • PS 506: Life Span Development (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • PS 502: Ethics and Standards of Professional Psychology
    • PS 507: Ethics for Behavior Analysts

Thesis Track Requirements

  • PS 601: Master's Research and Thesis I (5 credits)
  • PS 602: Master's Research and Thesis II (5 credits)

Comprehensive Exam Track Requirements

  • PS 600: Comprehensive Exam (5 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students in the MS in Psychology - General Psychology program could develop a variety of skills, including research methods, critical thinking skills, and ethical practices. Upon graduation, students could be able to evaluate and synthesize theories in different environments, apply theoretical models, and engage in research in psychology.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Psychology generalist
  • Social service worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Employee-assistance coordinator
  • Psychology researcher

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