Master - Psychology: General Psychology

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The Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in General Psychology program at Northcentral University is designed to help you gain an understanding of the kinds of requirements that will be asked of you in a psychology career. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in General Psychology program at Northcentral University gives you the opportunity to learn about the sorts of interpersonal skills and psychology knowledge that is required of those pursuing an advanced career in the helping professions. In addition to required foundation courses that will build your knowledge and skills in psycholoygy, you will have the opportunity to choose your own specialization courses from a range of electives. You will be required to complete all courses with at least a B average in order to graduate from the program. You will also complete a capstone project to demonstrate what you have learned throughout the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have an interest in learning about people and have a patient demeanor. You should already have studied psychology in your past education experiences and have a desire to expand your knowledge and skills. You are required to have a bachelor's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program you will be required to complete at least 30 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 15 of them will be from foundational courses and 15 of them will be from specialization courses.

Courses for a Master of Arts in Psychology with a Specialization in General Psychology

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
PSY 5101 Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology
PSY 5103Professional Ethics, Law, and Psychology
PSY 5104Theories of Human Development and Functioning
PSY 5107Research Design
PSY 6105Capstone Course: Psychology
Specialization Courses
PSY 5109 Theories of Personality
PSY 5108Cognitive and Affective Basis of Behavior
Select three courses from the following:
PSY 6102 Multicultural Psychology
PSY 6103Human Communication: Interviewing Skills
PSY 6110Clinical Survey of Substance Abuse and Dependence
PSY 6114Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY 6121Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program, you may be able to seek out a career path that suits your unique skill-set and interests. You could find work that involves interacting directly with people or in a more research- oriented capacity instead.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • School Counselor
  • Psychology Researcher
  • Human Resources
  • Therapist