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Grand Canyon University is a student-focused institution that provides academically challenging education in a Christian community for students from diverse backgrounds who live in a constantly changing environment.

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Whether you are seeking a dynamic career in the mental health industry or you simply desire to help others, Liberty University Online's Bachelor of Science in Psychology program prepares students to work in the fields of counseling and psychological development and behavior. Through the program, you will study the development and influence of human personality, based on current theories and in relation to others, and will apply ideas about group dynamics relative to business, industry and public and private life. This degree can also prepare you for non-clinical positions in the field of psychology and counseling. You may also choose to specialize in Christian Counseling.

Potential Career Options: Administration, Advocacy, Case Management, Community Relations, Counseling, Mental Health Services.

Take your career in the mental health industry a step further with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University Online. Courses will equip you to understand the development and influence of human personality, based on current theories and in relation to others, and will apply ideas about group dynamics relative to business, industry and public and private life. You will also examine the origin, classification and symptoms of neurotic and psychotic behavior. This degree can also prepare you for non-clinical positions in the field of psychology and counseling.

Potential Career Options: Administration, Advocacy, Case Management, Community Relations, Counseling, Mental Health Services

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Military Resilience will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to come alongside service members and their families as you minister to the military community. Course materials focus on developing skills to educate service members and their spouses, pastors, and friends about the mental, physical, social, and spiritual needs associated with the hidden wounds of war.

The Master of Arts in Psychology degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology (IOP) at Northcentral University is an excellent option if you want to develop your skills in conducting basic and applied research and apply it to organizational and human resource management issues. You’ll benefit from working One-to-One with expert faculty who will provided valuable feedback and support while you lean to apply psychological theories to critical issues in today’s business and industry fields.

You will become adept at small group theory and team processes, dynamics of leadership and management, and the structure and procedures of organizational development.   The application of tests and measurements, and the interpretation of their results as applied to employee selection, performance appraisals, and training evaluations are additional skills you can expect to learn throughout this specialization.

According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the Marriage and Family Therapy field is expected to grow much faster than average (41 percent). Northcentral University’s Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Master’s program is designed to prepare graduates to meet this growing demand.  Most importantly, the NCU MFT program is structured to work with adults that may need more flexibility than is found in most on-campus programs.  Northcentral University is regionally accreditated, which should allow graduates to meet the MFT licensing requirements in most states. There is no physical residency requirement, which means students are able to complete all their course work online and to secure a clinical placement site in their local community to complete the face-to-face clinical training component of the program.  All courses are taught by faculty with a PhD who possess significant experience teaching in the field of MFT and working as MFTs.

The Master of Arts in Psychology program in General Psychology provides you with the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for diversity as you tailor your education to match your career interests and goals. Through a distinctive One-to-One Teaching Model, faculty will provide you with feedback and support that will help you understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and global issues, and do so in a way that reflects the highest level of professional ethics. You will also have the opportunity to develop up-to-date, scholarly communication skills to convey your knowledge to the professional community and to society at large.  

Throughout your courses, you will develop a strong core of psychological knowledge, which you will partner with elective courses that further your own particular interests. You will gain expertise in the biological and social bases for behavior, the fascinating process of human development, the amazing history of psychology and its impact on today’s culture, and the role of ethics and diversity training in psychology.

The Master of Arts in Psychology program in Health Psychology at Northcentral University will familiarize you with the latest theory, research, and practice in the field, and prepare you to lead and influence change in health in today’s diverse communities.  As a health psychology student, you will explore the important interaction between the body and the mind, and how you can intervene to bring about positive change. You will also study factors that influence health and illness, such as stress and nutrition, explore complementary and alternative medical approaches, and address important issues such as eating disorders and medical compliance.

Through our Applied Experiential Approach to learning, you will be challenged to develop your own solutions to today’s psychosocial health problems. In addition, our expert instructors, using our unique One-to-One Teaching Model, will provide you with the feedback and support you need to excel in your field and make a contribution to your profession and community.

The Master of Arts in Psychology program in Gender Diversity Studies at Northcentral University reflects NCU’s goal to train students who can serve in diverse communities.  Likewise, the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences recognizes how crucial it is for today’s mental health providers and educators to possess a certain level of sensitivity to the myriad of issues, challenges, and changes in our current understanding of mental health, gender, and healthy sexuality.

The Gender Diversity Studies specialization expands the breadth of knowledge for current and future mental health caregivers. You will benefit from studying One-to-One with 100% doctoralfaculty who offer valuable feedback and support as you examine social, cultural and biological foundations that influence gender diversity. You will also gain expertise in theory and research skills, and develop ways to apply your learning about gender diversity in your own community. 

The Master of Science in Psychology degree is a research based program focused on career advancement in teaching, consulting, or administration. This program leads to entry into the Ph.D. program. However, students may choose to complete only the Master of Science degree. The program culminates in a master’s thesis, which builds upon the foundation of information learned in the coursework. Graduates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced psychology and contribute intellectually to the field

 The Master of Science in Psychology degree is a research based program focused on career advancement in teaching, consulting, or administration. This program leads to entry into the Ph.D. program.  However, students may choose to complete only the Master of Science degree.  The program culminates in a master’s thesis, which builds upon the foundation of information learned in the coursework.  Graduates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of advanced psychology and contribute intellectually to the field.

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program, in existence for over 30 years, is designed to provide a comprehensive and empirically based background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Students gain knowledge and understanding of a variety of work psychology based concepts ranging from selection and hiring, learning and development, assessment and measurement, employee engagement, and leadership to the impact of technology on behavior and systems. We follow the scientist-practitioner model and include both theory and concept in our coursework as well as applications to the current realities of the work place. Internship opportunities in local organizations are available and required as part of the program. Our graduates find work in organizational settings, usually within Human Resources, or continue their education at the doctoral level. The program requires successful completion of a total of 12 courses which translates to 36 credits. All students in the program must register for a minimum of two classes in the fall and spring semesters. Exceptions to this policy may be granted in unusual circumstances. Courses must be taken in the required sequence (see department for sequence list). The majority of classes are offered in the early weekday evening hours, a few Saturday classes may also be required. Students have the option to complete a research based thesis or two additional courses. Additionally, students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination in their final semester. The program consists of a series of 10 courses specifically designed and developed for psychologists seeking to expand their knowledge of psychopharmacology. A sequence of core courses provides the basic science foundation and knowledge base in pathophysiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology for clinical applications. A professional issues course addresses the legal and ethical considerations and related standard of care topics. The didactic program concludes with a series of treatment courses addressing specific categories of mental disorder and the related psychopharmacological issues. These courses provide psychologists with important knowledge of the treatment of mental disorders with medication. A Clinical Practicum Elective is available for those practitioners who desire to practice the management of psycho pharmacotherapy in a supervised setting. In addition to required readings and videotapes lectures, students participate in online discussions and weekly chats. These chats represent the only weekly requirement that is scheduled; all other activities occur at the convenience of the participant. The didactic portion of the program is divided into five 15-week semesters. Two courses are completed each semester. Courses run sequentially to allow participants to focus on one topic at a time. The general-theoretical program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to prepare for positions in various scientific and professional areas of psychology and related fields or who are looking to strengthen their background in preparation for applying to doctoral programs. The program is expected to take two years to complete for full-time students, but can be completed on a part-time basis for those working full-time.

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in General Psychology is a program designed for individuals who desire promotion and/or continued academic exposure in the field of psychology. The program focuses on the development of critical thinking and leadership qualities. Graduates with these attributes impact those around them through leadership, action research, and introduction of programmatic community changes whether they are acting from the perspective of teachers, practitioners or researchers.

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Organizational Psychology is a program designed for individuals who desire promotion and/or continued academic exposure in the field of psychology. The program focuses on the development of critical thinking and leadership qualities. Graduates with these attributes can impact companies and organizations which are interested in making their work environments ones in which individuals can thrive and contribute to the goals of the organization.

Learn to use your understanding of human behavior to solve real-world problems in business and community settings with Sacred Heart University's online MS in Applied Psychology. In this rigorous, fully online program, students will examine how to motivate individuals and organizations, how to assess and improve performance, and how to counsel those in need of assistance. Graduates can take their skills into a wide variety of fields, including human resource management, labor relations, social services, and the fast-growing government sector. The degree program can also prepare students for future doctoral studies.

Built on the foundation of a research-driven core curriculum, the Sacred Heart University MSAP program offers a general track as well as two career-oriented concentrations to match your interests and professional goals.

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology: This concentration focuses on applying psychology in the workplace, such as for personnel management, performance assessment, and employee development.
  • Community Psychology: Learn how to care for individuals and the general public in settings such as schools and social service agencies.

Other features of the SHU Master of Applied Psychology program include:

  • A research-driven core curriculum built on a scientist-practitioner model
  • A team of expert professors, many of whom are licensed psychologists
  • Fieldwork projects that help you immediately apply cutting-edge theory to real-world situations.

 Sacred Heart University’s Master’s of Science in Applied Psychology does not lead to counseling licensure.

Learn to use your understanding of human behavior to solve real-world problems in business and community settings with Sacred Heart University's online MS in Applied Psychology. In this rigorous, fully online program, students will examine how to motivate individuals and organizations, how to assess and improve performance, and how to counsel those in need of assistance. Graduates can take their skills into a wide variety of fields, including human resource management, labor relations, social services, and the fast-growing government sector. The degree program can also prepare students for future doctoral studies.

Built on the foundation of a research-driven core curriculum, the Sacred Heart University MSAP program offers a general track as well as two career-oriented concentrations to match your interests and professional goals.

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology: This concentration focuses on applying psychology in the workplace, such as for personnel management, performance assessment, and employee development.
  • Community Psychology: Learn how to care for individuals and the general public in settings such as schools and social service agencies.

Other features of the SHU Master of Applied Psychology program include:

  • A research-driven core curriculum built on a scientist-practitioner model
  • A team of expert professors, many of whom are licensed psychologists
  • Fieldwork projects that help you immediately apply cutting-edge theory to real-world situations.

Sacred Heart University’s Master’s of Science in Applied Psychology does not lead to counseling licensure.

Learn to use your understanding of human behavior to solve real-world problems in business and community settings with Sacred Heart University's online MS in Applied Psychology. In this rigorous, fully online program, students will examine how to motivate individuals and organizations, how to assess and improve performance, and how to counsel those in need of assistance. Graduates can take their skills into a wide variety of fields, including human resource management, labor relations, social services, and the fast-growing government sector. The degree program can also prepare students for future doctoral studies.

Built on the foundation of a research-driven core curriculum, the Sacred Heart University MSAP program offers a general track as well as two career-oriented concentrations to match your interests and professional goals.

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology: This concentration focuses on applying psychology in the workplace, such as for personnel management, performance assessment, and employee development.
  • Community Psychology: Learn how to care for individuals and the general public in settings such as schools and social service agencies.

Other features of the SHU Master of Applied Psychology program include:

  • A research-driven core curriculum built on a scientist-practitioner model
  • A team of expert professors, many of whom are licensed psychologists
  • Fieldwork projects that help you immediately apply cutting-edge theory to real-world situations.

Sacred Heart University’s Master’s of Science in Applied Psychology does not lead to counseling licensure.

Online Master’s Degree Programs at LeTourneau University

Bachelor’s degree graduates with workplace experience can take their careers to new levels with continuing education. Earning a master’s degree in your field of study allows you to learn advanced concepts and skills, enhancing your career prospects and your capability for serving God through your work.

You can earn a master’s degree online with LeTourneau University in about two years. Our master’s degree programs offer you:

  • Advanced professional training plus spiritual development
  • Courses that strengthen research, writing, and presentation skills
  • Flexible study schedules that work with busy careers
  • A learning community that welcomes and challenges you
  • Instructors who care about your success

Accept the challenge to do more in your life: earn your master’s with LETU.

Every day, psychologists are called upon to help others. A student is having problems adjusting to new classes, and a school counselor helps him successfully adapt to the new experience. A competitive athlete looks to a sports psychologist to understand the mental processes that will help her reach peak performance. There are many ways, and many places, that psychologists help others succeed.

Master of Arts in Psychology students use the foundations from their undergraduate studies to develop their knowledge in more specialized areas in the field of psychology. Hone your advanced research skills, find the focus that inspires you, and discover how to use your passion to help others as Christ instructed.

The Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology at Northcentral University helps prepare you for a career with, or advocating for, children, adolescents, and their families. Throughout your studies at the master’s level, you will have an opportunity to take an in-depth look at developmental stages and explore how the impacts of family, school, peers, society, and culture intertwine and affect the development of children and adolescents. The MS in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology program seeks to expose students to a deep understanding of physical, cognitive, gender, and socioemotional development that is acquired through critical analysis of research, as well as the theories of development that have arisen from this research. Students will also learn about child and adolescent psychopathology and get an in-depth understanding of ADHD as well as Autism spectrum disorders. Our unique one-to-one learning model provides you with individualized mentoring by our experienced doctoral professors. At the end of the program, an optional internship provides an opportunity to apply classroom studies to real-world situations.
 

The Master of Science Health Psychology at Northcentral University will familiarize you with the application of psychological principles that can prevent illness, improve personal health outcomes and impact health care systems at large. You will focus on the psychological study of health and illness, along with recovery, from the perspective that these phenomena arise from a combination of physical, behavioral, and social conditions. A core course is stress and coping, in which you will examine sources, manifestations and coping models for stress. You will also be able to select electives focusing on such topics as substance abuse, adult psychopathology, trauma and wellness. This program helps prepare you for a career to work in education, the health and wellness industry, or the helping professions. Our unique one-to-one learning model provides you with individualized mentoring by our experienced doctoral professors. At the end of the program, an optional internship provides an opportunity to apply classroom studies to real-world situations.
 

The Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O) at Northcentral University helps prepare you for a career in industry, government and consulting organizations. Throughout the program, you will have an opportunity to synthesize theories and principles applicable to the field of I/O psychology such as personnel psychology, organizational behavior, and research design and statistics analysis. Our unique one-to-one learning model provides you with individualized mentoring by our experienced doctoral professors. At the end of the program, an optional internship provides an opportunity to apply classroom studies to real-world situations. The curriculum for our Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology was developed in accordance with and meets the Guidelines for Education and Training in I/O Psychology as outlined by the American Psychological Association’s Division 14 Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
 

The Master of Science in Organizational Psychology degree emphasizes behavior of individuals in businesses and organizations to determine how to improve performance and productivity for that organization.  Graduates of the program apply cutting edge research and theory using quantitative skills at work every day. They factor human behavior into the successful business equation by motivating productivity, building resilient leadership, supporting diverse cultures, and managing organizational change.

The broad discipline of forensic science applies empirical research to the solution of crimes or the adjudication of criminals. Forensic science is quite old, dating back at least to the time of Song Chi (1186-1249) who wrote “Collected cases of injustice rectified through forensic science.” Forensic science embraces well over 20 professional disciplines, from accounting and anthropology to toxicology and virology. Forensic psychology / psychiatry is one of those 20+ disciplines. Forensic psychology / psychiatry is a relative newcomer, emerging in the 19th century, primarily in response to a series of cases that deeply perplexed the courts and prompted assistance from mental health professionals (exclusively psychiatrists in the early years). Historically, the criminal justice system recognized only two elements: (1) the offense, and (2) the penalty. The 19th century brought about the emergence of a third element – the offender – and with it, the need to understand the “actor.” Today, forensic psychology is a vigorous, flourishing sub-division of the American Psychological Association. Founded in 1981, the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of APA) has roughly 2,500 members. The equivalent organization for psychiatrists, the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, was founded in 1969 and has about 1,500 members. This niche of forensic science is supported internationally by 15 or more high caliber academic journals. Although many forensic psychologists are academics who teach and do research, most are full-time practitioners. Forensic psychologists are, essentially, clinicians trained to conduct specialized evaluations for the courts and testify as expert witnesses. The evaluations that the courts may request vary widely, ranging from criminal responsibility, diminished capacity and competency to child custody, disability, personal injury, death penalty mitigation, malingering, and violence / dangerousness risk. Masters-level forensic psychologists will not, for the most part, be assigned to conduct these evaluations, although they may assist under the supervision a doctoral-level forensic psychologist. Masters-level forensic psychologists most frequently are employed as clinicians who conduct therapy with forensic clients, either in forensic settings (e.g., jails, prisons, locked forensic units in state hospitals) or in the community with probationers or parolees. Masters-level forensic psychologists are also employed to do research with a variety of justice-related agencies and organizations. As noted, masters-level forensic psychologists may also be hired by court clinics or private practitioners to assist with evaluations under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. Our program at Fairleigh Dickinson University is designed to offer our students the maximum possible exposure to the broad field of forensic psychology while at the same time streamlining a curriculum that allows students to finish in 18 months. Students are exposed through coursework to all of the aforementioned areas of forensic psychology practice. In addition, students gain invaluable clinical experience through the completion of a 300-hour externship placement, and have the option to participate in forensic research and do a thesis. The Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology Program at Emporia State University trains students to be both scientists and practitioners; approximately half of our students go on for doctoral-level training as psychologists, others practice Evidence-Based Psychology as Licensed Masters Level Psychologists. The program is largely on-campus and, for full-time students, is typically a 5-6 semester program. This is a generalist-training program that invites enough flexibility, and small enough class sizes, to pursue individual research interests or specialized training through independent study. An applicant is required to have a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate psychology, not counting Introductory Psychology, which must include: Developmental Psychology, Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Psychological Testing, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Foundations of Psychology. Deficiencies may be taken concurrently with graduate courses if the deficiency courses are not prerequisites for a course in the graduate program. 1. A degree program must be completed with the advisor during the first semester. 2. Between completion of 6 to 15 hours of graduate credit, the student must file for degree candidacy. This requires that the degree program is on file. Degree candidacy must be approved before a student can enroll for thesis or internship hours. 3. Exceptions to the required coursework will be rarely granted. Such exceptions require the approval of the full Psychology faculty. 4. For Non-Degree Seeking Students: A student may not apply more than 12 graduate hours taken as a non-degree student to a graduate program in the Department. In addition, these courses must also meet the seven year time limit established by the Graduate Council. 5. For Applicants who have been Rejected for Admission: Before reapplying for a graduate program, an application must (1) complete all background deficiencies and (2) repeat undergraduate courses to raise the GPA on the last 60 hours to 3.25. 6. Applications for the Clinical Psychology graduate program are accepted throughout the year. However, for maximum consideration of financial aid, awards, and assistantship opportunities, students should have a completed graduate application submitted by March 1 (for a Fall Semester start date) or October 1 (for a Spring Semester start date). Students will be contacted about their admittance into the graduate program within one month upon the department's receipt of all required and completed graduate application materials. 7. Accepted students will receive with their acceptance letter a prestamped, preaddressed postcard requesting their "Intent to Enroll" in the program as soon as possible so they can make arrangements to meet with their assigned Advisor. The degree is based on four standards requiring 60 credit hours, including a clinical internship. The internship is either a full calendar or academic year and is completed after all prerequisite courses have been taken. Certain courses must be completed with a grade of "A" or "B" before the internship can begin. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student for licensure as a Licensed Master's Level Psychologist with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. The Department of Psychology has a rich and distinguished history dating back to the late 1800s and Dr. Norman Triplett, who published the first experiment in social psychology. Modern laboratory facilities equipped for a variety of human and animal research projects with computer labs and smart classrooms continues this established tradition of excellence. The Department of Psychology offers programs of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree with majors in Psychology with concentrations in Experimental or Industrial/Organizational, Clinical psychology, and School psychology. All Psychology applicants are reviewed by a committee as soon as their applications are complete and will be notified within 2 weeks of the committee’s decision. Students completing the thesis option select a thesis committee consisting of two faculty members from the student's field and one member outside the field. Students selecting the thesis option are required to complete both a proposal and defense meeting with their thesis committee. Psychology-Experimental and Psychology-Industrial/Organizational students must complete a thesis. Non-degree seeking students may not apply more than 9 graduate hours taken as a non-degree student to a graduate program in the department. In addition, these courses must also meet the seven year time limit established by the Graduate Council. For letters of recommendation, at least two must be from faculty who had you in class, conducted research with you, and/or are familiar with your academic performance. Applicants who have been rejected for admission must complete all background deficiencies and repeat undergraduate courses to raise their undergraduate GPA on the last 60 hours to a 3.25 or a cumulative GPA of 3.00 before reapplying. A degree program must be completed and approved before the second term of enrollment. The student should apply for degree candidacy after completing 15 hours of course work. A student must be a degree candidate before enrolling in thesis, practicum, internship or sitting for the comprehensive examination. This experimental concentration is selected by many students who plan to continue their education at the doctoral level in experimental psychology. This program stresses the acquisition of a solid grounding in research methodology and data analytic techniques. Conducting original research projects and preparing convention presentations and journal publications are encouraged. The specific program of study is tailored to meet the individual needs and career goals of each student. Students selecting the industrial/organizational concentration must have taken and passed Principles of Management and at least 6 hours of undergraduate business/management courses. Suggested courses include accounting, business law, computer programming, information systems, finance, human resources, marketing, management, statistics. If deficient, these courses may be taken concurrently with graduate courses except in the case of a background course being a prerequisite to a graduate course taken in the same semester.

The Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology program is offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is designed for individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, criminal justice, nursing or a similar field who want to study criminal behavior. You will be prepared to critically think about legal issues and policies relating to criminality with an emphasis on protecting the community, rehabilitating offenders, providing restitution to victims and promoting crime awareness. Biological, genetic and chemical factors are factors in criminal behavior, and this forensic psychology program helps you understand society's role in fostering, preventing and solving criminal behavior in the future.

Grand Canyon University's Graduate Certificate of Completion in Geropsychology is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, nursing, communications or a similar field. The program is designed for anyone wishing to use an advanced study of psychology to improve the lives and care of aging populations. Available through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this geropsychology program allows you to use theories and research as influence toward positive changes in physical and mental health being carried out through our health care delivery system. Topics of study in the Graduate Certificate of Completion in Geropsychology program include assisting aging adults and their families with anxiety, depression and physical issues associated with the aging process. You also conduct research on physical and mental conditions related to aging such as dementia and Alzheimer's, and other effects placed upon the body and mind during the latter stages of the life cycle

Advance your understanding of the psychology of health and wellness by studying the influences on physical and mental well-being through our Graduate Certificate of Completion in Health Psychology. This program is an excellent supplement for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, social work, integrated health, nursing, counseling or related fields. Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Graduate Certificate of Completion in Health Psychology can help you explore the relationship between mental, social and psychological environments that affect community health and wellness. Study biological and social factors that influence health and illness, learn ways to assist diverse individuals or groups to prevent illness and promote healthy behaviors.

Integrating human behavior with engineering and technology is the core of Grand Canyon University's Graduate Certificate of Completion in Human Factors Psychology. Available through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Graduate Certificate of Completion in Human Factors Psychology combines human interaction with our responses to technology. This study of human behavior through our psychological and cognitive experiences with technology can help optimize machine and system designs to improve user-friendly functions and safety. This certificate in human factors psychology builds upon knowledge gained through a previously earned master's degree in psychology. Explore theories and application of human factors psychology in daily life by understanding the minds processes of receiving and retaining information. In turn, this study and understanding of the human mind can translate to creating more human-friendly software and hardware designs.

The Graduate Certificate of Completion in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a program designed for students who seek career advancement or higher academic exposure in the field of psychology. This graduate program in industrial and organization psychology is designed to deepen your understanding of psychology in the workplace, including the psychology behind employee behavior and how organizations function. You will gain effective consulting and management strategies to help achieve goals within an organization. You will explore the following five core competencies:
    -Foundational Principles of Psychology: Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical perspectives and themes in psychology, as well as develop working knowledge of psychology's content domains. You will also understand numerous applications of psychology in various settings.
    -Social Relationships and Multicultural Perspectives Across the Lifespan: Ability to demonstrate an understanding of sociocultural factors and integrate and apply these factors to personal, professional and social contexts. You will also analyze and apply these concepts at national and global levels.
    -Research Methods: Ability to evaluate and select appropriate research methods, designs and statistics by analyzing the theoretical, ethical and methodological components used in conducting research.
    -Professional Skills/Development: Ability to demonstrate the capacity to thrive in various psychological professions. You will examine leadership proficiencies, including written and verbal communication, presentation ability and team building. You will also construct a roadmap for a future career in psychology.
    -Industrial Organizational Psychology: Techniques for increasing motivation and improving workplace performance, including human behaviors, conflict management strategies and factors contributing to the advancement of an organizations performance.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Research for Communication provides a cutting-edge curriculum taught by expert instructors. Students will acquire skills associated with conducting original research, and will have the opportunity to connect with mentors and other professionals in the industry that will help them continue their education throughout the remainder of their professional career in research.

The Certificate in Applied Research for Communication is for students working in a wide variety of jobs. For example a Vice President of Strategic Planning and Research at a public relations firm may manage studies that help communication clients identify target audiences, set campaign objectives, create messages, and identify channels. A Market Research Director at a trade association may oversee research for brand, product, and business development as well as marketing, advertising, and social media evaluation. A Lead Policy Analyst at an advocacy firm may supervise studies that guide communication about lobbying policy and reform.

The Applied Research for Communications Certificate is a five course, online program that helps students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve specific learning outcomes. You can enroll in the program part-time and thus earn your certificate within 1 year or take up to 5 years.

Through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, The Advanced Academic Programs offers various online learning opportunities, showcasing both graduate certificates and graduate degree programs, spanning various industries with the goal of providing a world-class Johns Hopkins education in a part-time format.

  • Flexibility - Online students don’t commute to a physical classroom. Instead, they work inside a course management system to complete assignments and interact with instructors and classmates. There are due dates for course work, but students can log in to the course management system at their convenience.
  • Excellent Instructors - All AAP courses are taught by highly-accomplished instructors, known for the scholarship and practice of their disciplines. Online courses allow AAP to expand our faculty pool beyond the DC/Baltimore area, offering students the chance to work with excellent instructors from all over the country and the world.
  • High levels of interaction - Online students communicate with their instructors and classmates through discussion boards, group assignments, and the occasional live online event. Students often say the online environment allows them to learn as much from their classmates as they do from their instructors and assignments.
The Marriage and Family Therapy program is focused on developing the skills and personal and professional growth that are required for effective practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. Graduates of the master's level program will be well prepared to begin the process of seeking licensure in their home state or area.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program in General Psychology at Northcentral University gives you the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for diversity as you work to apply principles of psychology and conduct research related to your area of interest. In our One-to-One Teaching Model, you will be partnered with one of our 100% doctoral faculty in each of your courses who will provide valuable feedback and support to help you understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and global issues. You will also further develop your scholarly communication skills in order to successfully convey your knowledge to the professional community and to society at large.  

You will develop a strong core of psychological knowledge, including expertise in the biological and social bases for behavior, the fascinating process of human development, the amazing history of psychology and its impact on today’s culture, and the role of ethics and diversity training in psychology. The General Psychology specialization also gives you the chance to take elective courses to further your own particular interests. You can even opt to do independent study and research with one of our expert instructors to delve deeper into a topic of your choice.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program in Gender Diversity Studies reflects Northcentral University’s goal to train students who can serve today’s diverse communities, and is an excellent option if you want to further examine the social, cultural and biological foundations of human sexuality, gender and sexual orientation. It is absolutely critical that mental health providers and educators exhibit sensitivity to the myriad of issues, challenges and changes in our current understanding of mental health, gender and healthy sexuality.  In this specialization, you will gain expertise in theory and research skills and develop ways to apply your learning about gender diversity in your own community.

Throughout your courses, you will benefit from working One-to-One with faculty who are experts in their field and who will provide you with valuable feedback and support. This specialization expands the breadth of knowledge for existing mental health caregivers, and prepares you to serve as researchers, educators, and consultants in this extremely important field.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program in Health Psychology at Northcentral University is designed to familiarize you with the latest theory, research and practice in the field of health psychology, and will help prepare you to become a leader who has the ability to bring about positive changes to health in today’s diverse communities. As a health psychology student, you will explore the important interaction between the body and the mind, and the factors that influence physical and psychological health, such as stress and nutrition. You will also explore complementary and alternative medical approaches, and address important issues such as eating disorders and medical compliance. Through our Applied Experiential Approach to learning, you will be challenged to develop your own solutions to today’s psychosocial health problems as you conduct research related to health psychology.

After graduation, you may serve as a health consultant to hospitals or agencies, help individuals develop healthy lifestyles, or provide the psychological perspective to a team of health care providers. Whether you choose one of these fields, or one of the many other fascinating careers open to health psychologists, by working One-to-One with our 100% doctoral faculty at NCU, you can be assured that you receive the feedback and support you need to excel in your field and contribute to your profession and community.

Northcentral University offers a robust Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program in Industrial Organizational Psychology (IOP). You’ll work with expert faculty who will provide One-to-One feedback and support as you learn to apply psychological theories to critical issues in the fields of business and industry. As you work through the courses, you will become adept at small group theory and team processes, dynamics of leadership and management, and the structure and procedures of organizational development. The application of tests and measurements, and the interpretation of their results as applied to employee selection, performance appraisals, and training evaluations are additional skills that you can expect to learn in this specialization.

The IOP specialization in the PhD in Psychology program at Northcentral will prepare you to assume leadership positions in industry, government, consulting and education in various fields, such as research, coaching, human resource development, consumer behavior analysis, workplace planning, market strategy, personnel specialist,  and talent acquisition.

Northcentral University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology explores the application of industrial and organizational psychology and management theory to the understanding of people in work environment. In this interdisciplinary specialization, students complete courses in the School of Business and Technology Management and the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences in order to develop competencies in theory, research, and applications of psychology related to human behavior in organizations. Students conduct advanced research related to the application of organizational and psychological theory to human resource management.

The program is a research-based program that is designed to give students the opportunity to build their skill and knowledge base. The program emphasizes qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Students have the chance to learn to evaluate, interpret, and integrate knowledge into the business decision-making process.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program in Mental Health Policy and Practice at Northcentral University will help you develop a deeper understanding of mental health through an evidence-based practice approach. This specialization offers a strong base in theory and research, promotes an awareness of ethics and a respect for diversity, and will help you advance your critical thinking and communication skills. Throughout your courses, you will appraise literature on the application of behavioral health and organizational management, develop a working knowledge of forensic casework, and gain an in-depth understanding of financial issues related to mental health policy and practice. As part of NCU’s distinctive One-to-One Teaching Model, faculty will provide you with personalized support and feedback as you work to apply your learning to your profession.

As a PhD graduate, you will be prepared to assume senior leadership positions in your community in the field of behavioral health service organization and delivery, state government, or private enterprise. You will also have the skills to supervise therapists and psychologists with varying backgrounds and training, and teach at the graduate level.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is geared toward individuals who work in government positions, industry, school systems, and other types of instructional and applied settings. This program also prepares individuals for teaching and research at the university and college level. With a focus on how the human mind works and retains information, the Ph.D. in Cognition and Instruction explores the most effective way to teach and train so that information becomes embedded.

Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behavioral specialists in the work place. Those with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology often pursue careers as teachers or researchers at the college or university level, consultants and staff psychologists, or researchers. In the workplace, industrial and organizational psychologists work to improve areas such as selection and placement, training and development, and the evaluation of employee performance. This program involves an in-depth study of how individuals behave in a variety of settings. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself.

This program is not available in the following states: SC

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of human actions in the past and present. The program prepares individuals to engage their knowledge and skills in cognition and instruction in applied settings of teaching and/or conducting psychological research in business, government, or institutions of higher education. Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, and statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. Entry to this program requires a graduate degree and related coursework. Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology program with an emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology will be able to integrate psychology with technology, instruction, and learning to inform research and create solutions to optimize opportunities for stakeholders.

This program is not available in the following states: MN, OH, SC

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of human actions in the past and present. The program prepares individuals to engage their knowledge and skills in cognition and instruction in applied settings of teaching and/or conducting psychological research in business, government, or institutions of higher education. Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, and statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. Entry to this program requires a graduate degree and related coursework. Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology program with an emphasis in performance psychology will be able to apply theory and practice to conduct original research or work in applied settings such as sport, military, or medical industries to enhance performance of individuals and groups.

This program is not available in the following states: MN, OH, SC

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition and Instruction is geared toward individuals who work in government positions, industry, school systems, and other types of instructional and applied settings. This program also prepares individuals for teaching and research at the university and college level. With a focus on how the human mind works and retains information, the Ph.D. in Cognition and Instruction explores the most effective way to teach and train so that information becomes embedded.  Core areas of knowledge include history and systems of psychology, cognition, research methods, statistics, as well as personality, abnormal, social, multicultural, and developmental psychology. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in General Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology was developed for individuals who want to become behavioral specialists in the work place. Those with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology often pursue careers as teachers or researchers at the college or university level, consultants and staff psychologists, or researchers. In the workplace, industrial and organizational psychologists work to improve areas such as selection and placement, training and development, and the evaluation of employee performance. This program involves an in-depth study of how individuals behave in a variety of settings. Students are advised to inquire directly with their state if they intend to pursue licensure, as this degree does not lead directly to licensure in and of itself.

Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling program provides advanced training in the field of professional counseling or pastoral care and counseling, equipping individuals, like you, for work in either private or public practice, as well as providing the necessary qualification to teach at the university level. This degree is comprised of specialized courses platformed on biblical principles that supply the values, knowledge, and skills needed for effective work as a professional counselor, and is well-suited for individuals, with either a master’s degree in the field of counseling or a seminary degree who seek to expand their professional standing in the community. This program utilizes internships to give you experience in the academic teaching field, and offers a flexible practicum to allow you to pursue work in your particular area of interest. You may choose from two specializations, Professional Counseling or Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Exposure to trauma and disaster can lead to emotional and behavioral issues for victims, survivors, relief workers and bystanders. The Trauma and Disaster Relief specialization prepares you to understand the needs of individuals who have witnessed natural disasters, accidents, abuse, physical injury, bullying, etc., and who are grappling with how to cope or to integrate memories or feelings related to that experience.

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The program adheres to the scientist/practitioner model, and requires a number of clinical and research practica in addition to an extensive curriculum. This is a four-year plus internship, full-time program designed to prepare skilled psychologists who are capable of serving as clinicians, appreciative of the relationship between science and clinical practice, and capable of conducting sound research. The scientist-practitioner orientation emphasizes academic content areas of psychology and views clinical training as growing directly out of foundations in psychological theory and research. It reflects the School's belief that a competent and effective clinician is best described as a scientist-practitioner, well-versed not only in clinical techniques and methods, but also in the theoretical and research-based underpinnings of various approaches. As an expression of the scientist-practitioner model, the sequence of courses in the program emphasizes a thorough preparation in theoretical psychology and methodology. The sequence becomes the matrix against which students receive applied training in clinical psychology. For example, the first year of the program exposes students to a course in the theory of measurement prior to course work in intellectual assessment. Theoretical foundations in personality and psychopathology are explored prior to behavioral and personality assessment. Concurrent with the work in assessment, students begin study of the traditional psychotherapies. The second year of course work expands students' knowledge of treatment procedures, specialized populations, and related topics. In addition, the student completes two semesters of statistics (research design and analysis) in the second year. By the end of the third year, students are prepared to begin writing their dissertation. Each student selects a mentor from the faculty, and that mentor serves as chairperson of the student's dissertation committee. The chairperson and student select the remaining three members of the committee based on criteria developed by the program faculty. An optional forensic track is available to students in the Ph.D. program who fulfill the following additional requirements: * Completion of at least one of the required clinical practica in a forensic setting. * Completion of at least two additional courses, PSYC6230 Introduction to Forensic Psychology and PSYC7230 Forensic Assessment and Prediction, as additional electives (a third elective independent study is recommended). * Completion of a dissertation on a forensic topic. Completion of the forensic track will be noted on the student’s transcript. Fairleigh Dickinson University's doctoral program in School Psychology is an innovative, applied professional psychology program that leads to the Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. The program is offered through the School of Psychology, a unit of University College: Arts · Sciences · Professional Studies, and is based on FDU's Teaneck-Hackensack Campus. The program's emphasis is on providing students with practical skills directly applicable to their daily work with children, youth and families. Established in the fall of 1997, the program is designed to meet the specific accreditation standards of the American Psychological Association (APA); plans call for the pursuit of APA-accreditation at the earliest possible date. FDU's other doctoral program -- the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology -- is fully accredited by the APA, and students in the PsyD. program in School Psychology share many of the same courses and learning experiences. The Psy.D. in School Psychology builds upon the master's degree training and experiences of each student. Its goal is to prepare professionals who will be leaders in the design, evaluation, provision and supervision of comprehensive mental health and psychoeducational services to children, youth and families. The curriculum includes the following course work: * Interviewing and Counseling * Contemporary Issues in School Psychology * Ethnic Diversity and Sociocultural Issues * Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology * Child Neuropsychology * Seminar in Research and Evaluation * Supervision and Administration of Psychological Services * Advanced Seminar in Intervention * Community Psychology * Specialty Sequence The program prepares students for eligibility for New Jersey licensure as a psychologist as well as state and national certification as a school psychologist. Graduates are able to practice in a wide variety of settings, including schools, mental health clinics, child and family agencies, pediatric hospitals, vocational and rehabilitation agencies, educational programs in business and industry, juvenile justice facilities, colleges and universities, and private practice. This is a year-round, full-time program, although it is possible to both work and pursue the degree, since classes are held in late afternoons and evenings. The vast majority of Psy.D. students work as full time school psychologists in schools in close geographical distance to FDU. Individuals entering the program with school psychology certification typically complete the course work portion of the program in two years (including summer sessions). Please see the check sheet. After completing the required course work, students undertake a research project equivalent to a doctoral dissertation. The research project may be in the form of an original applied clinical investigation, program evaluation, case study, meta-analysis, or validation of a test or clinical procedure. The program culminates in a year-long internship that can be arranged in a variety of educational and behavioral health care settings that meet the standards set forth by the APA and National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Students also are encouraged to apply for American Psychological Association (APA) - approved internships.

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