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MS in Psychology - Human Factors

If you'd like to study engineering as well as psychology, Grand Canyon University offers a Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Factors degree program. Continue reading for requirements.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Factors

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who apply to Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Factors program might be interested in bettering the lives of people with the use of technology and often have strong critical-thinking and communication skills. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's master's degree programs should have a bachelor's degree. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Factors program is intended to prepare professionals to promote people's well-being and expand their capabilities. Program participants could study ergonomics, product design and human-computer interactions. Social and cognitive psychology could also be explored along with software development concepts. The capstone course may allow students the opportunities to showcase their original ideas with respect to psychology and human factors.

Learning Format:

Online and evening

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 Human Factors

Earning Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Factors degree means amassing 36 core credits. There are ten courses in the program that are worth between two and four credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Liberal Arts
  • Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Foundations of Human Factors
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Graduate Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Software
  • Cognition
  • Professional Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

If students graduate successfully from Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Factors program and their future plans include academic research or professorships, they might want to continue their education at the doctoral level. Such programs could focus on cognitive neuroscience, technology, and research methodologies. Here are some potential program titles that they might explore:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology with an emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology: Human Factors
  • Ph.D. in Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Factors program from Grand Canyon University may demonstrate practical knowledge of human factors and psychology. Employment opportunities might be explored in research facilities, government agencies, corporations, the armed forces, and universities. While additional training or credentialing could be necessary, positions for which graduates might apply include:

  • Human factors psychology specialist
  • Engineering psychologist
  • Systems and design engineer

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