Master of Science (MS) in Psychology

The Master of Science in Psychology is an integrated program in psychological science designed to provide a research-based curriculum in psychological principles, theories, applied skills, and critical thinking leading to the Masters (MS) degree. STU is committed to the development of ethical leaders with strong interpersonal communication and assessment skills. The major goal of the MS program in psychology is to help students gain necessary skills and experience to pursue competitive professional careers in psychology, health and human services, law, business, and other fields and to be prepared for a wide range of psychology and other related doctoral programs.

Career Landscape


There’s an expanding need for social and human services professionals to provide services and expertise in fields such as psychology, counseling, healthcare, and education.
With an MS in Psychology from St. Thomas University, you’ll be prepared to move ahead in your career trajectory. A master’s degree can also open the door to new career opportunities as well as doctoral studies in psychology. According to the American Psychological Association, the median salaries of psychology master’s in 2019 was $60,000 and 19% of master’s degree holders earned at least $90,000i.

St. Thomas University’s M.S. in Psychology program will provide you with the knowledge and expertise to advance your career.

Psychology professionals at the master’s level may work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Educational Settings
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Community colleges
  • Local, state, or federal governments
  • Child and family service organizations
  • Healthcare agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social service agencies


Program Highlights

  • 100 % Online
  • Affordable
  • Year-round enrollment
  • NoGRE
  • Works with your schedule
  • Earn your M.S. in Psychology degree in as little as 12-18 months


Advantages of the M.S. in Psychology program

  • Participate in small class sizes guaranteeing individualized attention
  • Transform into a true critical thinker
  • Nurture and develop new psychological testing and research skills
  • Produce evidence-based scholarly works

Costs: Tuition is $650/credit x 30 credits = $19,500 investment
Program Duration Complete in 1 year (2 courses per term) or 2 years (1 course per term)
30 Credit Hours

Our quality online MS-PSYC program is structured specifically for working professionals, with accelerated 8-week courses delivered in a convenient online format ideal for a busy lifestyle. Coursework is offered by experienced, scholar-practitioner faculty members with extensive experience. Begin training at any of 6 annual start dates to complete your degree in 1-2 years.



Affordable Tuition Only $19,500 at STU

Tuition per Credit Hour Technology Fee Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
Tuition $650 $75 $20,250



Our Application Deadlines and Course Schedules

The MS in Psychology program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

Start as soon as August 2021!

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
Fall 1 2021 08/21/21 08/09/21 08/12/21 08/13/21 08/16/21
Fall 2 2021 10/16/21 10/04/21 10/07/21 10/08/21 10/11/21
Spring 1 2022 01/08/22 12/23/21 12/28/21 12/30/21 01/03/22
Spring 2 2022 03/12/22 02/28/22 03/03/22 03/04/22 03/07/22
Summer 1 2022 05/14/22 05/02/21 05/05/21 05/06/21 05/09/22
Summer 2 2022 05/25/22 06/13/22 06/16/22 06/17/22 06/20/22


Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MS in Psychology program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with the following required coursework or equivalents:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale in undergraduate courses is required.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale in Psychology or related major is recommended.
  • No GRE is required.

Application to the MS in Psychology requires:

  • Application form
  • College transcripts


Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Subject Area Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge of psychological science by identifying and differentiating key elements of psychology’s research methods and applications of psychological science within communities and across cultures.
  2. Professional Development & Ethics: Students explore and select their career pathway in psychology within an industrial-organizational framework, while demonstrating understanding of ethical codes of conduct in psychological research and practice, including knowledge of APA ethical principles, professional subfields and standards.
  3. Communications: Students demonstrate written/oral presentation of research including analysis and synthesis of literature, and data for the professional exchange of scientific information.
  4. Critical Thinking: Student learning goes beyond remembering facts and demonstrated understanding, when the students create and conduct an individual project that applies psychological science, and requires critical analysis of data, evaluating results, and creating a final report/presentation.

Based on American Psychological Association recommendations



The MS in Psychology online curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours)

  • PSY 590 Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 601 Research Methods I
  • PSY 602 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 603 Test & Psychometrics
  • PSY 604 Data Analysis Lab
  • PSY 605 Research Methods II
  • PSY 606 Psychopathology
  • PSY 607 Biological Base of Behavior
  • PSY 608 Advanced Psych. Testing
  • PSY 609 Scientific Methods in Psychology


Graduation Requirements

Satisfactory completion of all STU required graduate program courses (30 credits), with a grade of C or better, and a final overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher, are required for awarding of the MS in Psychology degree.



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