Master of Science: Psychology

No GRE, Fully Online
30 credits / 10 courses / completed in 12 – 24 months.

The online MS in Psychology is designed for students to gain a thorough understanding of human behavior and the science of the mind, and to prepare for careers and advanced training in mental health and other fields. Delivered through engaging online courses, professional faculty, and community-based skill building research and internship experiences. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment opportunities for psychologists will double the average growth rate for the economy, and most jobs in psychology require an advanced degree. Today’s adult learners advance their careers by enrolling in graduate training and prefer the flexibility of online graduate programs. STU’s online MS in Psychology meets this emerging need for accessible post-baccalaureate training in psychological science to prepare students for a wide range of today’s most exciting career fields and vocations.


Program Overview

 

Get to Know Our 100% Online Master of Science in Psychology

This fully online Master of Science (MS) in Psychology from St. Thomas University prepares you for exciting careers in mental health, business, legal and other fields, or prepares students for doctoral level training in Psychology. The MS: PSYCH program efficiently integrates theories, research, ethics, leadership, and best practices for careers and training in community mental health.

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.

 

Tuition

Affordable Tuition Only $19,500 at STU

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

 

Calendar

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

MS in Psychology Admission Requirements

No GRE required. Graduation from an accredited bachelor’s degree program with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Application to the MS in Psychology requires:

  • Application form
  • Transcripts

Transfer of courses is limited to 9 credits for courses at the 5000-6000 level from an accredited graduate program. Satisfactory completion of all STU required graduate program courses, and interdisciplinary specialization courses, with a grade of C or better, a final program GPA of 3.0 or higher, are required for awarding of the MS in Psychology degree.

Official transcripts and all other documents should be sent to:
St. Thomas University Office of Admissions
16401 NW 37th Ave., Mimi Dooner Hall
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

Transcripts delivered via digital transcript services EScrip and Parchment should be emailed to admissions@stu.edu.

 

Curriculum

The MS-PSYC online curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours)

  • FOUNDATION COURSES – 9 Credits
    • FOUNDATION 1: PSY 600 Psychology Proseminar (3)
    • FOUNDATION 2: PSY 601 Research Methods I (3)
    • FOUNDATION 3: PSY 603 Developmental Psychology (3)
  • CORE COURSES – 18 credits
    • CORE 1: PSY 610x Research Methods II (3)
    • CORE 2: PSY 620x Data Analysis Lab (3)
    • CORE 3: PSY 602 Psychological Testing (3)
    • CORE 4: PSY 630x Psychopathology (3)
    • CORE 5: PSY 640x Professional Ethics (3)
    • CORE 6: PSY 650x Capstone Preparation (3)
  • CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE – 3 Credits
    • CAPSTONE: PSY 665x Capstone Project (3)

(Note: ‘x’ indicates that a State of Florida official course number is still pending)

 

Courses

PSY 600: Psychology Proseminar

This course utilizes self-assessment and inquiry- based teaching to provide students with an overview of basic knowledge in the field of Psychology, including the various sub-fields of behavioral sciences. MS students review the expectations and requirements of the MS in Psychology program, develop individual career plans for further training and entry to professional careers in psychology, mental health, law, business, and other fields. Professional, educational, clinical, legal, and ethical issues in psychology are addressed in a comprehensive overview and orientation to the field and the online MS in Psychology program.

3 credits

PSY 601: Research Methods

A course in research design including experimental and quasi-experimental, quantitative, and qualitative research, data collection, sampling, statistical methods, critical analysis and synthesis of scientific literature and results. Intended to help students become informed consumers of research and to utilize evidence-based behavioral science research in their careers. Foundation courses are recommended to be enrolled within the first year of the program.

3 credits

PSY 602: Psycological Testing

A survey of test construction principles and psychological measurement. The principles of test construction, reliability and validity are emphasized, and the appropriate and ethical use of tests are explored. Commonly used tests are reviewed and evaluated. This course introduces students to assessment, an understanding of the role of assessment in mental health, business, law, and other applications. Students will learn to administer psychometric tests, score and interpret standardized tests.

3 credits

PSY 603: Developmental Psychology

This course provides an advanced overview of current research and theory in life-span human development. The course will enhance students’ understanding of significant developmental changes that occur over the life span. Emphasis will be placed on research and theories of human physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development as well as on issues such as culture, diversity and policies affecting human development. Professional, educational, clinical, legal, and ethical issues will also be addressed.

3 credits

PSY 610x: Research Methods II

An advanced course in research design including experimental and quasi-experimental, quantitative, and qualitative research, data collection, sampling, statistical methods, critical analysis and synthesis of scientific

literature and results. Intended to help students become informed consumers of research and to utilize evidence-based behavioral science research in their careers. Includes advanced data management and analysis techniques, communicating results, graphing, and synthesis of research findings, implications for theory and future studies.

3 credits

PSY 620x: Data Analysis Lab

Students taking this course will be able to explain statistical concepts and procedures, successfully conduct analysis in homework assignments using manual or computer calculations, organizing data entry, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, show competency in statistical evaluation design, and use of SPSS or other statistical analysis software.

3 credits

PSY 630x: Psychopathology

This course covers psychopathology as outlined in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The scientific theories, description and research on major psychological disorders are studied to help students understand the major mental health disorders. The history of diagnostic classification and socio-cultural implications of mental disorders will be explored. Students learn about the types of mental disorders, assessment, treatment, and research. The professional, ethical, and cultural issues related to psychopathology and its treatment will also be discussed.

3 credits

PSY 640x: Professional Ethics

Examines ethical principles and professional guidelines to help develop ethical decision-making and behavior to meet the appropriate standards of care in providing clinical services. A course on ethical and professional issues including ethical codes and guidelines; standards of practice; supervision & consultation through examination of cases and practice issues in both clinical and business, legal, sports, research, and other settings.

3 credits

CORE 6: PSY 650x: Capstone Preparation

In this course, preparatory to the capstone experience, student will develop and propose their capstone research project, that functions as a student’s final assignment to demonstrate depth of learning, achievement of program objectives, synthesis of scientific literature in the student area of interest/study and propose the final research project.

3 credits

CAPSTONE: PSY 652x: Capstone Project

A capstone entails an in-depth research project, combined with internship, practicum, or community-based activities designed by the student under the supervision of faculty members who must approve topic and format. Students will work with faculty and community leaders to determine an appropriate professional setting for the project. The project data are collected, analyzed, and professionally presented through written means.

3 credits

 

Need More Information?

Please email Dr. Patricia Bloodworth at pbloodworth@stu.edu.