Master's In Applied Psychology Online Liberty University
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Feb 10, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

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

Why Choose Our Master’s in Applied Psychology?

Liberty University is pleased to offer you the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology in a 100% online format and taught from a Christian worldview. Our goal is to provide you with foundational training in the study of psychology to optimize 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 train you to apply psychological concepts to understand human thinking and behavior in organizational settings.

Liberty’s Master of Arts in Applied Psychology will provide you with an excellent curriculum where each course seeks to bridge psychological understandings with a biblical worldview. You will learn about lifespan development and industrial organization within an integrated approach. This program focuses on applying these concepts in real-world settings through application-based assignments and projects. Students completing this degree will gain a better understanding of the field of psychology and obtain increased skills in developmental and organizational fields.

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 5 essential psychology courses, you will 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.

Our applied psychology master’s degree 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 developmental concentration will 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 will strengthen your skills in evaluating and applying organizational research so that you are prepared to lead in the industrial and organizational psychology field.

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

M.A. in Applied Psychology Specializations

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

Developmental Psychology

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

M.A. in Applied Psychology Online Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Applied Psychology degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 4 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 50% of their degree total 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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Master’s in Applied Psychology Information

Military Benefits for the Online M.A. in Applied Psychology

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. 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 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve 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

Potential Career Options for M.A. in Applied Psychology Graduates

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

Admission Requirements for Our Online M.A. 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 admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with an official 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.