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MA in Psychology

The Ashford University Master of Arts in Psychology program is designed to help students develop an in-depth knowledge of human behavior which can be applied to careers in a multitude of industries. Learn more about the online Master of Arts in Psychology program offered at Ashford University here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students looking to apply to the MA in Psychology program at Ashford University should be interested in exploring the physical and social aspects of psychology and should have exceptional communication skills. Applicants to Ashford University graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Psychology program is designed to help students explore a conceptual framework of psychology that focuses on human experience and behavior. The curriculum includes coursework that covers development, social, and counseling psychology. Students have the opportunity to learn the foundational theories of psychology and how to integrate their knowledge into research. They may also learn how to evaluate the scientific credibility of professional literature in the field and how to assess the ethical standards used in psychological practices in both academic and professional settings.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

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Required Courses for Master of Arts in Psychology

The MA in Psychology at Ashford University is comprised of 12 courses making up 36 total credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Course Requirements (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Study in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Personality Theories
  • Learning & Cognition
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Research Design & Methods
  • Psychological Testing & Assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Introduction to Clinical & Counselling Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

The successful completion of the MA in Psychology degree at Ashford University is intended to equip students with the in-depth knowledge of psychology needed in order for them to pursue more advanced education in the field. Graduates from the MA in Psychology program may be prepared to continue their education through the Ashford University program Doctor of Psychology program.

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Ashford University MA in Psychology program may be prepared to take on roles in a variety of industries that require complex knowledge of emotional intelligence, responsible leadership, and cultural competency. Entry-level graduates could pursue work in industries such as:

  • Child and family services
  • Law enforcement
  • Human resources
  • Nonprofit sector
  • Market research