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Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology

Master of science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 30
Time to Completion: 24 months*
Tuition: $548 per credit hour**

Master of Science

Online Applied Psychology Degree

Learn about the human mind and how to apply psychological theories and principles across a variety of professional industries through Husson’s fully online master’s degree in applied psychology. Whether your interests are in business, education, healthcare or another career field, our flexible curriculum allows you to customize your studies through a variety of electives and graduate in less than one year. 

Prepare for a career in applied psychology


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September 3, 2024
October 28, 2024
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What you will learn

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Our Master of Science in Applied Psychology prepares you to apply a deep understanding of human behavior and psychological principles to a variety of real-world environments. You’ll gain a solid foundation in traditional and emerging subdisciplines and practices of psychology, and you’ll then combine that knowledge with your skills and interests as you prepare for an adaptive career in your field of choice. Along the way, you can earn a variety of certifications and badges to build your resume and demonstrate, on paper, your skills to potential employers.

With a master’s degree in applied psychology online, you can pursue careers in business, government, education, healthcare, non-profit organizations, creative arts and more. Whichever type of career field you choose to pursue, there will be no shortage of job opportunities for you to help people and organizations solve complex challenges and meet goals through an intimate understanding of psychology.

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*Time to completion varies based on allowable transfer credits from any prior undergraduate coursework. **All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

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Courses you will take:

Husson’s graduate applied psychology degree program boasts a large selection of elective courses that allows you to tailor your curriculum to fit your skills and interestsWe combine courses on psychology subdisciplines, such as social and behavioral psychology, with program electives in business administration, human resources, animal behavior, biology, public health, mental health and more, so you are well prepared to succeed in your career field of choice. 

PY 610: Applied Psychology – Current Theories and Practices 

Psychology’s long historical and theoretical foundations in the philosophical and psychoanalytic paradigms was disrupted during the 1940’s when Industrial and Organizational Psychology took precedence during World War II. Since that time, disruptive innovations in the behavioral underpinnings of human functions that can be readily observed were touted to be more substantive than the cognitive sciences, which historically centered upon unobservable psychological phenomena (e.g., consciousness), would proffer. 

PY 620: Social Psychology – Study of Social Theories to Explore Complexities of Culture 

Social psychology is occurring all around us – in the world, on television and in other media, within our own psyches, and particularly when we interact with one another and in group settings. This course will take a deeper dive into the phenomena that occur when people engage in socialization. From influence to cognition, attributions to attitudes, each of us has a lens through which we view society and ourselves. This lens, albeit biased and wrought with interpretive constraints, is the compass that guides our actions, values, beliefs, thoughts and feelings about the world around us. This course will prepare you in your professional and personal interactions and provide you with tools that prepare you to engage across cultures, settings, and other boundaries of time and space. 

PY 630: Behavioral Psychology – Learning, Behavior and Motivation 

Behavioral modification is an essential component in the evaluation and treatment of behaviors that are dysfunctional and which threaten an individual’s social, emotional, psychological and/or behavioral well-being. In this course, you will learn the process of behavioral modification and change through the lens of behavioral psychological principles, including but not limited to behavioral analysis, behavioral modification, behavioral a  ssessment, and components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). 

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*Student’s curriculum will depend upon which credits are transferred.

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Career Outlook for Applied Psychology Majors

Husson’s master’s in applied psychology degree prepares you to work in a wide variety of career fields, from business administration, human resources, and criminal justice to government, education and healthcare. Applied psychology jobs include human resources specialist, user-experience (UX) researcher, career counselor, social worker, organizational psychologist, forensic psychologist, art therapist and much more. 

Transfer Made Easy

You're not alone. Hundreds of students transfer to Husson each year, some with just a few college credits, and others looking to transform an Associate's degree to a Bachelor’s or a Master’s. Best of all, you can transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree or nine credits toward your graduate degree. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you’re more than ready for the rewarding future you have in mind.

Whether you are transferring from a community college, looking to maximize your transfer credits, or trying to find an affordable school, Husson Online is a great choice.

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