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MA Applied Psychology
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn How Thought Shapes Behavior in Liberty’s M.A. in Applied Psychology Online

Liberty University’s Master’s in Applied Psychology will provide for a career where understanding the intricacies of the human mind and behavior is essential. Our applied psychology masters degree will utilize benefits only available to online students to enhance your learning and experience as a masters student. If you have the heart for serving others by helping employees or organizations working through problems based on scientific knowledge, or creating positive work environments, this program is for you!

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Why Choose Our Master’s in Applied Psychology?

Liberty University is pleased to offer you the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology completely online with each course taught from a Christian worldview. Our goal is to provide students with foundational training in the study of psychology with the goal of glorifying God by understanding and optimizing human functioning. Through our developmental concentration, you will be trained to use empirical research to evaluate developmental issues across the lifespan and offer practical solutions based on sound research. The industrial organization concentration will be train you to apply knowledge of psychology to understand human thinking and behavior in organizational settings.

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What Will You Learn in Our Master’s in Applied Psychology Online Program? 

Liberty’s Master’s in Applied Psychology will take you on a fascinating exploration of psychological science and Christian faith. Through five essential psychology courses, you will gain advanced training in research, research methods, and statistics in psychology. Our Master’s in Applied Psychology degree program is designed to help you understand how various individual social and cultural factors influence thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Developmental Psychology

Industrial / Organizational Psychology

MA in Applied Psychology Online Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master’s in Applied Psychology degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting. 

  • Students enrolled in our Master’s degree in Applied Psychology program will have access to a wide variety of resources through Liberty’s research portal.
  • Liberty graduates are frequently sought after by prestigious companies for their integrity, personal discipline, and versatility.
  • Students enrolled in our Master of Arts in Applied Psychology can transfer in up to 18 credit hours (including up to 50% of their major) from another accredited college.
  • Increase in job opportunities in public service after completing our Master’s of Applied Psychology online degree.

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  • Human Services Counseling – Our M.A. in Human Services Counseling furthers your education in the study of human behavior and the application of helping skills. In this degree, you will master a review of literature in the field considered essential to the master’s level professional preparation of human service counseling workers who seek to offer services in areas such as leadership, families, addictions, and recovery.  
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Potential Career Options

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Employment Counselor
  • Social Service Manager

Military Benefits for the Online MA in Applied Psychology

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Admission Requirements for Our Online MA in Applied Psychology 

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 GPA or above for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

Master’s in Applied Psychology Program Format and Information