Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)
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At the completion of this program students will be able to:
- Understand qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research studies.
- Critically analyze peer-reviewed literature.
- Examine the most appropriate methods and understand different types of research designs, including survey, experimental, and quasi-experimental.
- Design, conduct, write, and present new psychological research.
- Analyze several different aspects of human development, including, but not limited to: cognitive development, social development, and emotional development.
- Evaluate the impact of mental health issues on society at micro and macro levels.
- Explore various types of trauma (physical, sexual, emotional), and how they affect individuals, couples, families, and groups differently.
- Analyze literature on mental health diagnoses, psychopharmacology, trauma, and resiliency.
- Evaluate the psychological, sociological, and biological concerns related to aging.
- Analyze attitudes, reactions, values, and beliefs about death, dying and grief across cultures in the United States.
Learning Format: online
Term Length: 12-weeks
Typical Time to Completion*: 6 terms; 24 months
*Based on continuous enrollment. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.