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Grand Canyon University | MS in Psychology - General Psychology

The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology program is offered through Grand Canyon University's College of Liberal Arts. The program gives students the opportunity to work as researchers, practitioners, and teachers in the field. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Grand Canyon University's general admission guidelines state that applicants with bachelor's degrees must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8. Prospective students who fail to meet the minimum GPA requirement can be admitted on a provisional basis; however, this decision is made at the university's discretion. Additionally, applicants must have two years of work experience. Prospective students who hold an advanced degree are also encouraged to apply but should contact a university admissions representative for additional requirements not listed in the general admission guidelines.

Program Description;

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology program have the opportunity to learn the leadership and critical thinking skills required of professionals in the field. The program is designed to give students an opportunity to become future teachers, researchers, and practitioners of psychology. The curriculum consists of nine courses and ends with a capstone experience. Students enrolled in the capstone course are required to develop a master's research proposal that includes a hypothesis, a section of research methods, and a section that details results.

Learning Format:

Online

Total Credits Required:

36 credits

Financial Aid:

Grand Canyon University's students may be eligible for various financial aid options, including federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs. Interested students should complete the FAFSA and will then have the opportunity to work with one of Grand Canyon University's Financial Aid Advisors.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program. Some courses and programs may not be available at all campuses.

Required Courses

  • PSY 510: Contemporary and Ethical Issues in Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSY 520: Graduate Statistics (4 credits)
  • PSY 530: Social and Cultural Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSY 550: Research Methods (4 credits)
  • PSY 560: Learning, Cognition, and Motivation (4 credits)
  • PSY 570: Psychpathology (4 credits)
  • PSY 650: Human Development (4 credits)
  • PSY 660: Health Psychology (4 credits)
  • PSY 695: Capstone Course (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology program can pursue jobs in a wide array of industries. Some possible employers include schools, hospitals, businesses, and clinics. The place of employment depends largely on a graduate's area of interest. A license and a certificate are needed before a graduate can begin work. The rules for licensure and certification vary and graduates are encouraged to check with the state in which they plan to work. The Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology program does not qualify graduates to become clinical psychologists. In order to become a clinical psychologist, a doctorate in psychology is required. However, master's degree holders could work in an assistant capacity under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.

Positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Psychology researcher
  • Psychology educator
  • Industrial-organizational psychologist
  • Social psychologist

Grand Canyon University does not guarantee employment or salary.

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