Online Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)
Mental Health Track

Empowering Compassion and Promoting Mental Health

Commit to fostering positive growth in individuals’ lives. The Master of Arts in Psychology - Mental Health track at Fisher College grounds you in graduate-level understandings of psychology and mental health, preparing you for a variety of helping professions, government work, advocacy, or doctoral studies. 

Our program is 100% online with flexible scheduling options that allow you to work, live, study, and graduate in 18 months (on average).

This online MA in Psychology program is ideal if you plan to pursue roles in ancillary fields, organizations, and postgraduate studies related to mental health—rather than earning clinical licensure or going into public practice.

Why Earn Your MA in Psychology at Fisher College?

Flexible and Efficient Online Learning Format

Progress through the online Master’s in Psychology at your own pace with flexible options that help you balance your education with work and life commitments. Our efficient 12-week term lengths give you a concentrated deep dive into each subject and practice. Most students graduate in just 18 months. 

Establish Your Psychology Expertise and Research Competencies

Unlock impactful understanding with high-level research that prepares you for PhD studies and meaningful academic career paths. With world-class access to peer-reviewed literature and leading-edge lab spaces, you develop as a thinker, discoverer, and leader in psychological research.

Work Directly With Experienced Faculty

Glean first-hand insights under the tutelage of dedicated faculty widely regarded as experts in the field. Each of your professors, advisors, and mentors can help you investigate and grow professionally in their unique area of expertise.

Online MA in Psychology - Mental Health Track Program Curriculum

Explore theories and interrogate practices in psychopathology, counseling techniques, human development, crisis intervention and disaster mental health, addictions, psychopharmacology, chronic illness, gerontology, and more. The online Master of Arts in Psychology’s mental health track consists of 10 courses, each lasting 12 weeks and worth three credits, for a total of 30 credits over at least five terms.

Your hands-on coursework may include practice-based motivational interviewing, a 100-hour psychological counseling practicum, or 600 hours of internship experience in a psychological or addictions counseling setting.

Review the MA in Psychology Student Handbook and Catalog

Career Outlook

Prepare for roles that expand our understanding of interpersonal behaviors, thriving communities, and mental health with a master’s degree in psychology. This versatile program equips you to excel in a variety of professional settings and postgraduate research opportunities at top universities. 

Psychologists earn more than $85,000 per year on average, and a doctoral degree in psychology opens doors to higher-paying roles in clinical, counseling, and research specializations.

Admission Requirements

Apply to the Psychology - Mental Health master’s degree program using the Graduate Program Application, which involves:

  • An unofficial college transcript demonstrating that you have completed a bachelor’s degree. Upon admission, you must provide an official transcript.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher, though we may consider other applicants on an individual basis.
  • Personal Essay or Statement of Purpose.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An updated résumé.
  • OPTIONAL: GRE/MAT scores.

Review detailed admissions requirements

Apply to Fisher College’s Online Master’s in Psychology Mental Health Program

Expand your academic credentials and build up your professional experience in Fisher’s Psychology - Mental Health master’s degree program. Study while balancing your personal and professional commitments with flexible online learning opportunities, and gain hands-on experience in research settings in preparation to excel at the doctoral level.


Program Snapshot


Term length:
12-week terms
Typical Time to Completion*:
18 months