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MS in General Psychology

Regent University's Master of Science in General Psychology program is designed to provide students with an advanced overview of the field of psychology and human behavior. More details on the program are available here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in General Psychology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking admission to the Master of Science in General Psychology program should have an interest in applying psychology principles to a wide range of industries. They should also have some background in psychology, human behavior, or counseling. All applicants to graduate programs at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in General Psychology program at Regent University gives students the chance to get an advanced overview of the field of human behavioral studies and gain a deeper understanding of human social interactions. Coursework is designed to cover topics like social psychology, cognition, and research methods. Students also have the opportunity to learn how these principles can be applied to industries such as healthcare, science, business, and academia. After completing core coursework, students choose electives to develop skills in an area of interest, such as life coaching and industrial-organizational psychology.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

39 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in General Psychology:

Regent asks students in this master's degree program to complete at least 39 credit hours. These credit hours are divided between core psychology courses and electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • Contemporary Psychology
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Affect, Cognition, and Motivation
  • Life Span Psychology
  • Integrative Psychology

Elective Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose four of the following:
    • Psychopathology
    • Health Psychology
    • Multicultural Psychology
    • Psychology of Religion
    • Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    • Life Coaching
    • Helping Skills & Techniques
    • Christian Coaching
    • Addictive Behaviors & Substance Abuse
    • Concepts of Family Systems
    • Counseling Children & Adolescents
    • Multicultural Awareness & Individual Diversity

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

With this Master of Science in General Psychology, students might be able to continue their studies by pursuing a doctoral degree in the field. Doing so might offer students the chance to become licensed psychologists.

Here are some options graduates might consider:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • Ph.D. in Education - Educational Psychology
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Career Paths:

After graduating from the Master of Science in General Psychology program at Regent University, students might have the foundational psychological skills to take on jobs in industries like business, healthcare, and higher education.

Some career opportunities in this field include:

  • Industrial-organizational psychologist
  • Organizational consultant
  • Cyberpsychologist
  • Researcher
  • Leadership coach