Which Schools Have Accredited Distance Learning Psychology Graduate Degrees?

There are a number of accredited schools that offer psychology graduate degree programs through distance learning. Learn about a few of these schools, including specialization options and how the online programs work. Schools offering Psychology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Accredited Schools Offering Online Graduate Programs in Psychology

The American Psychology Association is the accrediting agency for psychology degree programs; however, as of January 2016, the agency does not accredit any fully online degree programs. Students who wish to complete online graduate degree programs in psychology, however, can find master's and doctoral degree programs at many accredited colleges and universities. These online programs often allow students to complete the majority of their coursework online, but may require students to complete one or more in-person clinical experiences or on-campus residencies.

Important Facts About This Field of Study

Common Courses Research methods, assessment, abnormal psychology, cognition, ethics
Prerequisites Relevant prior degree (bachelor's or master's); minimum GPA and relevant academic history in the social sciences may be required
Possible Careers Mediator, postsecondary teacher, community service employee, forensic psychologist, sports psychologist
Continuing Education Since some online programs do not prepare students for licensure, pursuing a Ph.D. or other subsequent degree may be necessary

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Chicago School of Psychology is a private, not-for-profit professional psychology school that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Its online division offers a variety of master's degree, doctoral degree and graduate certificate programs. Many of the programs can be completed fully online, but may require students to be online at specific times for simultaneous learning. A few programs may have an on-campus requirement. Online psychology programs at this school include:

  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Generalist
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Child and Adolescent
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - International Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Ph.D. in International Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Business Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychology

Southern New Hampshire University

The online division of Southern New Hampshire University offers a Master of Science in Psychology program that can be completed entirely online. Students can choose between a general psychology program and concentrations in child and adolescent development psychology, forensic psychology or industrial organizational psychology. These online programs can be completed in as little as 15 months, and students typically take two courses each 10-week term. This school is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Saybrook University

This 4-year, private not-for-profit college in Oakland, California, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Saybrook University offers several clinical psychology programs that can be completed mostly online. Its Master of Arts in Psychology is a 4-year program that includes both online courses and residencies. This school also offers a Ph.D. in Psychology with specializations in clinical psychology or psychophysiology that can be completed mostly online. This program also requires students to complete some on campus residency sessions.

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