Why choose Saint Leo's online Masters in Psychology?
Our online Masters in Psychology program is a broad-based, general degree offering personal development for students seeking advanced knowledge and skills in psychological science. The curriculum provides a comprehensive, global understanding of human behavior and focuses on a wide range of psychological theories and practice. In addition to exposing students to general psychology in such courses as social, developmental, and physiological psychology, the online Master of Science in Psychology focuses on practical skills related to data analysis, research and teaching. Our training fosters a respect for ethical decision making, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and sensitivity to the diversity of the human community.
This grounding in general Psychology, combined with applied skills, prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities in business, government, non-profit, military, and educational settings. Specifically, the degree prepares students for positions as data analysts, market and survey researchers, program evaluators, research analysts, project managers, human resource analysts, college-level psychology instructors and many other management-level jobs.
Saint Leo University’s online Masters in Psychology is a fully online asynchronous 36 graduate-credit-hour program. Students will progress through the program in cohorts of no more than 15 students, allowing for a more personalized and student-centered experience. Students will take one course per eight-week term. A unique feature of this program is the final Capstone Project in which students choose an area of interest in the field and engage in research design and analysis, emphasizing ethical decision making and writing excellence. The completed Capstone project will be an asset to the graduates when they are seeking employment.
The online MS in Psychology is not a counseling or clinical program. It will not prepare students for licensure, and does not include an internship experience.
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The Master of Science in Psychology program is offered online only.
Saint Leo University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), http://www.sacs.org/.
Program Features & Differentiators
Our online Master’s in Psychology is fully online and 36 credit hours. The online MS in Psychology program follows a cohort model and a student-centered approach, including student-led discussions. Students typically take one course per 8-week term.
Program graduates will be able to:
- Apply psychological science and theory to real world settings
- Critique and appraise information relevant to the discipline of psychology
- Develop independent projects and research protocols which solve problems or answer questions regarding psychological processes
- Author professional products communicating psychological theory and scientific findings using APA standards
Below is a list of courses students will complete for the online Master’s in Psychology program. For a complete overview of required courses for our MS in Psychology, including individual course descriptions, please visit our Saint Leo Academic Catalog.
- History & Systems of Psychology
- Diversity & Ethics
- Research Methods
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Learning & Cognition
- Lifespan Development
- Physiological Psychology
- Tests & Measures
Professional Development Opportunities
Students will be encouraged to join the American Psychological Association (APA) and to attend regional or area-specific conferences related to their areas of interest within the program. These conferences offer discounted rates that enable students to begin networking in the profession.
Online Clubs & Associations
Students are also encouraged to join the Online Psychology Club which meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. E.T. Further information on Saint Leo clubs and associations can be found here.
What can you do with an Online Masters in Psychology?
The MS in Psychology prepares graduates for careers in management, data analysis, market and survey research, program evaluation, research analysis/project management, statistical counseling, human resources, assessment, training, and teaching at the high school or college level.
The online Masters in Psychology is also beneficial in positions requiring an advanced degree for job promotion (business, military, and government) and complements other advanced training related to psychology such as an MBA as well as providing preparation for a doctoral program.
Possible career paths include:
- Data Analyst
- Research Analyst
- Research Assistant Positions
- Market and Survey Researcher
- Project Manager
- Statistical Consultant
- Human Resources Executive
- Teacher at Instructor or Adjunct Level
“I was very fortunate to have been assigned to the most inspiring instructors and two wonderful advisors. I've learned from the best, and they have all played an intricate role in making sure that I reached my academic goals, and I did!”
“Psychology not only teaches you so much about other people but also about yourself. It gives you the ability to look outside of yourself and realize that the world is a big place and everyone has a place in it.”
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