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MS in Psychology - Health Psychology

Students who'd like to prepare for leadership roles in the field of health psychology could explore Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Psychology program with an emphasis in Health Psychology. Read on for information about this program's specifics.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology program should aspire to help others and should have excellent communication skills. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Students of the online Master of Science in Psychology program with an emphasis in Health Psychology at Grand Canyon University could be able to undertake the study of the factors that influence human behavior and learn how to implement policies related to lifestyle modification. They might also be able to take a Christian perspective to their class assignments. The curriculum is designed to focus on community health and health psychology as well as health behaviors and health and wellness. As students are finishing the program, they could have opportunities to examine several occupations in the field of psychology, conduct related research and map out their career aspirations.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology

Participants of Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology program will need to complete ten courses, and they'll have to earn 36 major credits altogether. Eight of the courses amount to four credits each, and the other two courses are worth two credits apiece. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Promotion of Health Behaviors
  • Health and Wellness
  • Graduate Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Community Health
  • Future of Health Psychology
  • Professional Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Establishing a career as a clinical psychologist or academic researcher requires still higher education. Grand Canyon University graduates of the Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology program who want to follow this path could be able to take an intensive approach to the study of neuroscience and health fundamentals in doctoral degree programs in health psychology. They might apply to programs such as:

  • Ph.D. in Health Psychology
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Health Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Biological and Health Psychology

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's online Master of Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology program could be able to pursue positions in the area of research. They might also apply for career opportunities in government agencies, universities, corporations or hospitals. Here are a number of potential career options:

  • Public health psychologist
  • Community health psychologist
  • Occupational health psychologist
  • Clinical health psychologist

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