The Master of Science in Psychology program provides students a unique opportunity to balance the rich tradition of the past with exciting contemporary applications of psychology. The curriculum focuses on the processes that underlie the individual human experience and behavior, and core knowledge, theories, and research in the discipline.
The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in this Master of Science in Psychology program do not prepare graduates for state licensure.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.
The Master of Science in Psychology program consists of a minimum of 60 or 65 quarter credit hours, depending on the student’s track of study. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a master of science degree.
The general psychology specialization is designed to expose students to a generalist approach to the broad field of psychology. This specialization addresses current broad paradigms such as behavioral approaches, neuropsychological perspectives and technologies, issues in psychopathology, and current and historical information in the area of cognitive psychology. In addition, the successful student will gain knowledge in the use of qualitative analysis, thereby building on his or her knowledge base regarding the basic “tools” involved in the scientific approach to understanding psychology.