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MS in Psychology

Students who want an in-depth understanding of advanced psychological science concepts may be interested in the online Master of Science in Psychology program at Saint Leo University. Read on for more details on this online MS in Psychology program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students of the MS in Psychology program at Saint Leo University may be be natural problem-solvers and have strong critical-thinking and decision-making skills. Applicants to Saint Leo University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Saint Leo University's Master of Science in Psychology program is designed to help students learn how to apply psychological theories to human behaviors. Courses cover topics in areas of general, developmental, physiological, and social psychology. The MS in Psychology program isn't a clinical or counseling program, and it doesn't prepare students for licensure, but students might be able to gain practical skills in the areas of teaching, data analysis, or research. The program concludes with a capstone course rather than an internship. The two-part course requires the completion of a final project and a demonstration of things that participants have learned from their studies.

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 Saint Leo University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Psychology

Saint Leo University's MS in Psychology program participants will have to amass 36 credits to earn the degree. All courses are worth 3 credits each. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (36 credits)

  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Diversity and Ethics
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Lifespan Development
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology of Teaching and Practice
  • Tests and Measures
  • Capstone Thesis I
  • Capstone Thesis II

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education: 

Students who graduate from Saint Leo University's Master of Science in Psychology program may wish to explore doctoral programs in psychology if they want to pursue careers in research or become licensed counselors or private practitioners. The following programs might be of interest to graduates of this program:

  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Doctorate of Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology

Career Paths:

Graduates of the MS in Psychology program at Saint Leo University could be prepared to pursue roles in a variety of fields, including business, education, human resources, non-profits, and other areas. Potential job titles include:

  • Research analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Project manager
  • Trainer
  • Market researcher