Master's in Psychology Courses
Focus on the real-world contexts in which psychology research methods, findings and theories have practical applications with SNHU’s 12-course, 36-credit online Psychology degree curriculum. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving in complex, ill-structured environments. The MS in Psychology is developed to align to standards and competencies defined by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Psychology Learning Outcomes
Students taking our psychology degree courses as part of their MS in Psychology degree will develop subject matter expertise, empathy, reflectivity, communication, collaboration, and an appreciation for alternative perspectives as a fundamental part of the course work. The curriculum is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Courses in SNHU’s online psychology degree programs enable graduates to:
- Advocate for and extend psychology’s role and responsibility in promoting agency and the psychological well-being of individuals, communities, and organizations.
- Adapt to shifting demands and ill-structured problems by critically evaluating the relevance, priority and appropriateness of various information and potential courses of action.
- Design, conduct and evaluate research through the lens of its potential to advance knowledge in the field and the psychological well-being of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Integrate psychological theories, methods and research to generate new knowledge.
- Incorporate empathy, reflectivity, and an appreciation for collaboration and diversity of perspectives into efforts to promote agency and the psychological well-being of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Protect the integrity and professional responsibility of psychology through the demonstration of ethical comportment in all aspects of the profession.
The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare students to become licensed psychology professionals. Courses prepare students effectively for doctoral-level coursework should they decide to pursue a licensure path.
MS in Psychology Required Courses
PSY 510 Research Methods in Psychology I
PSY 530 Advanced Social Psychology
PSY 520 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 540 Advanced Cognitive Psychology II
PSY 560 Theories of Personality
PSY 550 Measurement and Assessment
PSY 570 Ethical Practice in Psychology
PSY 790 Capstone in Psychology
MS Psychology Electives:
Choose four courses from the following list, at least two of which need to be 600-level courses:
EDU 543 Learning Theories and Instruction
SPT 510 Sport and Society
WCM 510 Negotiation and Advocacy in the Workplace
JUS 603 Law, Ethics, and Justice System
JUS 621 Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security
OL 675 Leadership and Ethics
OL 676 Women in Leadership
WCM 610 Introduction to Organizational Conflict Management
WCM 620 Managing Difficult Conversations at Work