Earn Your Master’s in Psychology Online from Pepperdine University
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The online Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology program from the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) will give you a broad understanding of human behavior and the fundamental principles of the psychology field. Structured by a clinical framework, the program will expose you to essential psychological theory and practice through online classes and course work.
Whether you want to enter the human services field, advance your career in a related field, or pursue doctoral study in psychology, you will be prepared to apply your psychological expertise to your next professional or academic endeavor.
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Online Master of Psychology Program Highlights
The online master’s in psychology program can be defined as the gateway to understanding human behavior and the foundational practices that accompany the psychology vocation. You will gain a deeper understanding of psychological diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
Depending on your decision to study part time or full time and the number of transfer credits you receive, program length ranges from:
months to complete
After you’ve completed the program, you will be ready to pursue a variety of careers in the field of psychology in a range of professional settings.
On-Campus MA in Psychology Program
Pepperdine’s MA in Psychology empowers you for personal growth and meaningful service. Pursue your passion in the field of psychology, change lives as a leader in your industry, or set yourself toward earning a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PsyD). No GRE required.
OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine seeks students who are committed to cultivating a deep understanding of human behavior while advancing their capability to serve those in need. We accept applications on a rolling basis and offer you the option to start earning your psychology degree at various times throughout the year.
A bachelor’s degree is required to apply.
GRE scores are not required.
Application fee waivers are available for those who meet the priority deadline.
Financial aid opportunities are available for Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology students. Students may utilize employer tuition assistance, federal student loans, private loans, or scholarships to assist with program expenses.
Our online master’s in psychology curriculum teaches you core psychological concepts and introduces you to the theories clinical practitioners apply in real-world situations. As a student, you will explore mental and emotional disorders, conduct research, and evaluate methods as you learn how psychological principles can be used to assess personality and intelligence.
The curriculum is designed to address a wide range of practical and clinically oriented subject materials. You will have the opportunity to select multiple electives, allowing you to customize your plan of study to focus on the topics and areas that most interest you.
Online Program Courses
Pepperdine’s online content and course work reflect the academic complexity and reputation of the on-campus option. Courses will introduce you to a range of psychotherapy techniques while providing insight into a broad spectrum of topics.
Consider how people’s identities and backgrounds relate to mental health and treatment. Explore how counselors can take into account clients’ race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, spirituality, sexual orientation, gender, and ableness.
Course Spotlight: Social Psychology
How do individuals and social environments shape each other? Explore the dynamics of interpersonal influence in diverse contexts, including attitude formation and change, stereotyping and prejudice, altruism and aggression, and political and health psychology.
Foundation courses are offered as part of the master’s program and may be waived if you have earned a B or better in classes covering the required course work within the past seven years.
The MA in Psychology program and GSEP psychology division stand in solidarity against racial inequities and injustice and other forms of discrimination and oppression. We are committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment that is enriched and strengthened by diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity and national origin, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, age, ability status, and religion. GSEP also encourages all community members to engage in critical learning and reflection to strengthen our capacity for being effective, active, and outspoken against all forms of racism and intersectional oppression.
Passionate and Purpose-Driven Faculty
GSEP faculty are active clinicians and experts in their disciplines who arededicated to helping you grow as you pursue your degree. The purpose-driven practitioners and professors you’ll collaborate with work in all segments of the psychology landscape and have a deep passion for inspiring future leaders.
With a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine, you’ll be empowered to align your career with your passion for helping others. You will be prepared to pursue doctoral study or employment within a human services-related setting, such as public mental health, education, healthcare, government, or the corporate sector.
The job market is diverse and includes both independent and team-oriented career options.
Here are some of the roles you may be qualified to pursue after earning your master’s in psychology online:
child development specialist
community outreach specialist
market research analyst
Learn more about careers you can pursue after earning your MA in Psychology. Visit our Psychology Career Paths page to explore how the degree and Pepperdine’s courses apply to particular industries.
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