Northcentral University

MA in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies

Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies program is designed to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of the biological, cultural, and social functions of gender and sexual orientation. To learn more about this exciting program, read on.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies program should possess a keen interest in the foundation and social functions of gender, sexual identity and sexual orientation. Though not required, applicants may have experience in the field of mental health or education. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Psychology- Gender Diversity Studies program have the opportunity to build a solid foundation of both theoretical and empirical psychology knowledge. The program is designed for students who want to use their psychology knowledge to promote tolerance and social engagement. The program is designed to teach principles of ethical research, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills. Students in the Gender Diversity Studies specialization will supplement their general psychology coursework with specialized classes focusing on gender and sexuality, including a capstone course.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies:

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

Foundation Requirements (21 credits)

  • PSY5101: Foundation for Graduate Study in Psychology
  • PSY5102: History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY5103: Professional Ethics, Law, and Psychology
  • PSY5104: Theories of Human Development and Functioning
  • PSY5105: Social Psychology
  • PSY5106: Biopsychology
  • PSY5107: Research Design

Gender Diversity Studies Specialization Requirement (15 credits)

  • PSY6201: Psychology of Sex: Function and Dysfunction
  • PSY6202: Psychology of Gender
  • PSY6203: Psychological Aspects of Gender Variance
  • PSY6204: Psychology of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Population
  • PSY6205: Capstone Course: Gender Diversity Studies

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies program have the opportunity to gain the skills to pursue careers in several fields. Since the degree is designed to improve students' critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving abilities, graduates may eligible to apply for any career path that utilizes those skills.

Jobs graduates can pursue include:

  • Therapist/counselor
  • Research assistant
  • Social worker
  • Consultant

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