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MS in General Psychology - Marriage and Family

The Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Marriage & Family program at Regent University gives students the chance to understand the psychological underpinnings of family relationships. Get more details on this master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Marriage & Family

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

For this degree program, Regent is looking for candidates who feel a calling to help counsel and protect the family structure. Applicants with some background in fields related to human behavior are considered highly desirable. Prospective students 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:

The Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Marriage & Family program is designed to teach students principles, theories, and techniques for counseling families. Based on both biblical and scientific principles, this program aims to equip students with the skills to interview patients, counsel children and adolescents, and devise plans to help partners enrich their marriages. Human sexuality is explored in the curriculum, as is adolescent behavior, divorce, and social psychology. These courses and others are designed to help students approach counseling from a multicultural perspective.

Learning Format:

Online

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 with a Concentration in Marriage & Family:

Students must complete 39 credit hours to graduate from this master's degree program. All the courses are offered online. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core 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

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Helping Skills & Techniques
  • Marriage & Relationship Counseling
  • Concepts of Family Systems
  • Counseling Children & Adolescents

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Marriage & Family program who want to work as licensed psychologists may want to continue their studies at the doctoral level. Doctoral programs might combine further exploration of psychology with an in-depth look at family relationships.

There are several options available to graduates:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Marriage & Family Ministry
  • Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Career Paths:

After graduation, students might have the advanced knowledge of psychology and family dynamics to pursue jobs in churches, nonprofits, and private practice.

Here are a few possibilities for careers:

  • Marriage and family counselor (nonlicensure)
  • Nonprofit mental health director
  • Leadership coach
  • Organizational consultant

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