Online Master’s in Applied Psychology Integrating Psychological Principles for Real-World Solutions and Human Betterment


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Are you fascinated by how the human brain works and passionate about applying these insights to improve the lives of others? If so, Liberty University’s master’s in psychology online program – applied psychology is the program for you!

What is Applied Psychology?

Applied psychology takes insights from psychological theories and applies them to a variety of settings like schools, corporations, and clinical environments. Rather than researching and developing theories, you will be on the front lines. You’ll use innovation to determine how to best incorporate these theories to improve your industry. A master’s in applied psychology will help you understand the needs of the people around you and how to meet them.

Liberty’s master’s in applied psychology can take you on a fascinating exploration of psychological science and Christian faith. Through 5 essential psychology courses, you can gain advanced training in 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.

Through 5 core courses in Liberty University’s master’s in applied psychology, you can learn:

  • Cognitive psychology theory and research 
  • How to design, conduct, and present your own research
  • Methodology, statistical techniques, ethics, and data analysis in research
  • Theories for human behavior in social contexts 
  • The relationship between psychological science and Christian faith

Our applied psychology master’s degree also gives you the unique opportunity to customize your degree with an area of study. These specializations are designed to give you a better understanding of the field of psychology in specific contexts.

The general psychology specialization is the most flexible option. This concentration includes 2 courses in test construction/validation and the psychology of learning. Then, for the remaining 5 specialization courses, you’ll be able to take any 500-600 level psychology courses of your choosing – so you can get the specific training you need to match your unique goals.

The developmental concentration can help you become a critical consumer of developmental research within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social domains and implement empirically supported solutions to real-world problems. 

The industrial/organizational psychology concentration can strengthen your skills in evaluating and applying organizational research so that you are prepared to lead in the industrial and organizational psychology field.

The public mental health specialization can help equip you to address the growing mental health crisis in today’s society – so you can create positive change in communities and in the lives of individuals.

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  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

  • Developmental specialist
  • Employment counselor
  • Human resource analyst
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Social services manager

When you pursue the Master of Arts in Psychology, you will choose one of the following specializations to personalize your degree to your unique professional goals.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.