Explore the mind! Complete your Master of Arts in Psychology degree online from Ashford University.

Professionals with a graduate degree in psychology can work in a variety of fields, including mental health, education, business, health care, counseling, and social and human services. Learn how to use psychological theories in any professional endeavor.

You will also evaluate the scientific merit of psychological research and literature. If you are serious about enhancing your knowledge of psychology, then this degree program is perfect for you.

  • Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology to academic and professional activities
  • Explain psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline
  • Analyze the major concepts, theories, methodologies, and historical trends in psychology
  • Evaluate the scientific merit of the professional literature in psychology
  • Integrate psychological theory and research


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Ashford University is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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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.