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MS in General Psychology - Addictions

The Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Addictions intends to offer students an advanced foundation in psychology and treating addictive behaviors. Read more about Regent's online Master of Science program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Addictions

School Offering Program:

Regent University

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Program Prerequisites:

Candidates considering the MS in General Psychology program with a concentration in Addictions may have completed at least some college credits in fields like human behavior studies, psychology, or counseling. A desire to help people get over an addiction is also important. Applicants to any of the graduate programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Addictions program is designed to produce graduates capable of helping people battle through addictive behaviors. The Addictions concentration courses give students the chance to study the stages of addiction, oversee faith-based interventions, and come up with treatment plans to suit individuals. The coursework aims to provide a foundational understanding of psychology and the ways in which it affects addictions to food, alcohol, sex, drugs, and gambling. This program is offered completely online and is taught from a Christian perspective.

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Program Length:

39+ credits.

Financial Aid:

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 with a concentration in Addictions:

Students take a minimum of 39 hours to complete this Master of Science in General Psychology program. The program includes 27 credits in the required psychology core and 12 in the Addictions concentration. 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

Addictions Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Psychopathology
  • Addictive Behaviors & Substance Abuse
  • Addiction Intervention
  • Process Addictions

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Addictions program graduates may want to build on this master's degree by pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology and addictive behaviors. A higher degree might result in more career opportunities and more responsibilities. These programs could also prepare them for careers in education or research.

Some degree options in this field include:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Addiction Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Career Paths:

Regent University's Master of Science in General Psychology in Addictions program aims to prepare students to start working in the psychology and addictions counseling field after graduation. The clinical skills and practical counseling knowledge that this program is designed to develop may prepare graduates for a range of possibilities.

Some potential careers include:

  • Addictions counselor (nonlicensure)
  • Nonprofit mental health director
  • Researcher

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