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MS in Psychology - Life Coaching

Grand Canyon University offers an online Master of Science in Psychology program with an emphasis in Life Coaching for professionals who want to expand their career prospects or learn life coaching principles. Read on for program details.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Life Coaching

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who want to enroll in Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Psychology program with an emphasis in Life Coaching must be able to empathize and listen effectively. Strong interpersonal skills are required, as are critical-thinking and reading abilities. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's online Master of Science in Psychology program with an emphasis in Life Coaching is designed to appeal to students who are interested in the social services and would like to help people to live high-quality lives. The coursework focuses on the factors that affect human behavior as well as psychotherapy and fundamental coaching theories. The program is also intended to focus on the administration of assessments and the development of coaching plans. Students could have opportunities to conduct research during the program's professional capstone course.

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 Life Coaching

To complete the online Master of Science in Psychology program with an emphasis in Life Coaching at Grand Canyon University, students must accumulate 36 major credits. Eight of the courses are worth four credits each, and two courses are equal to two credits each. 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
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Individual Coaching
  • Graduate Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Business and Organization Coaching
  • Assessment / Facilitation
  • Professional Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

There is a doctoral-level counseling program to be explored at Grand Canyon University. But there are other programs that graduates of the Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Life Coaching could also be able to explore. These programs might combine coursework, mentorship programs and clinical work for those who want to become licensed counselors or psychologists. The following programs could be considered:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Education and Supervision
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • Doctor of Psychology

Career Paths:

Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Life Coaching program graduates could be prepared with the skills necessary to help people to make smooth life transitions. Graduates could be able to pursue careers as consultants to corporations or management professionals and their teams. Or they might aspire to start their own life coaching businesses. They could be able to follow career paths that include:

  • Relationship coach
  • General life coach
  • Small business coach
  • Spiritual coach
  • Life balance coach

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