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Study the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior as you explore the fundamentals of psychology, including its theories, methods, and principles. Evaluate and design research methods and examine multicultural and/or global perspectives of psychology. Prepare to work in a wide range of industries, including academic, research, and healthcare organizations; communities; and businesses.
The General Psychology competency-based degree completion option is ideal for busy working professionals like you. Your progress is measured by the mastery or demonstration of skills, abilities, and knowledge in a particular area of study.
Each competency has been carefully designed by expert faculty with input from employers, with your education and future employment in mind.
The master’s program in psychology with a specialization in General Psychology includes the following competencies grouped within these Areas of Expertise.
Note: If you start the MS in Psychology program with the General Psychology specialization before February 4, 2020, please note that not all curriculum may be available when you start your program, and the earliest you can complete the program is February 4, 2020.
In an effort to ensure competencies are kept up to date and relevant to meet the learning outcomes of the program, the number and subject matter of individual competencies needed to satisfy program course requirements may change. However, program outcomes and the number and subject matter of courses will not be impacted. As a result, the required competencies listed in a student’s individual learning plan may differ from what is currently listed on this page.