Go deeper into your exploration of the human mind with your online master’s degree in psychology from Ashford University. The Master of Arts in Psychology program will help you understand why people behave the way that they do, and will help you apply that knowledge to your career. Learn what an online master’s degree in psychology can do for you.

What You’ll Learn When You Pursue a Master’s in Psychology Online

Ashford’s psychology master’s degree focuses on the generalist model, a conceptual framework that emphasizes an understanding of the processes that underlie human experience and behavior, as well as core knowledge, theories, and research methods in the field of psychology. Your courses cover topics like developmental psychology, applied social psychology, personality theories, learning & cognition, the biological bases of behavior, psychopharmacology, research design & methods, testing & assessment, psychopathology, and clinical & counseling psychology.

What You Can Do with a Psychology Master’s Degree

An online master’s degree in psychology provides a well-rounded education that is applicable in numerous industries throughout the business world. MA in psychology graduates often pursue careers in fields like social services, child and family services, community organizations, government, human resources, law enforcement, market research, health care, education, and non-profit organizations.

Complete Your Education with a Doctorate in Psychology

When you choose Ashford as your psychology grad school, you’ll be able to follow up your master’s degree with a doctoral degree. Complete your psychology education with Ashford’s Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree program.

The Ashford Advantage

If you’re looking for psychology master’s programs online, consider Ashford University. You’ll be able to fit your psychology master’s degree into your busy life while also enjoying all the benefits of the Ashford experience:

  • Accredited – Ashford University is WSCUC accredited
  • Transfer Credits* – Transfer up to 9 approved credits toward your MA in Psychology
  • Convenient & Flexible – Pursuing your master’s in psychology online allows you to balance work, life, family, and college
  • Affordable – Tuition and books may cost less than at other universities
  • 6-Week Classes – Take online classes one at a time and still be considered full time
  • 24/7 Support – Communicate with librarians, writing consultants, and tech support whenever you want
  • Ashford Promise – No charges or debt incurred until the fourth week of your first course
  • Tuition Assistance – Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify

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*The transferability of credits is subject to Ashford University's transfer credit policies, and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward an Ashford University degree program.

Special Terms and Conditions

This program does not lead to certification or licensure. The Master of Arts in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification or licensure. Students seeking licensure or certification in the field of psychology should carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Washington Students: This program may not necessarily qualify a student for licensure in Washington State. All Washington students should contact the Health Professions Quality Assurance Division of the Washington Department of Health at 360.236.4700 to inquire about the criteria for licensure.