MA Applied Psychology Development
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% can be transferred
Next Start Date
July 2, 2018

Advance Your Understanding of the Human Mind and Development by Earning a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology Online Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Masters in Applied Psychology degree will equip you for a career where understanding the intricacies of human behavior is essential. Our online Applied Psychology degree program will build upon your passion for helping people, your knowledge of behavior and psychological analysis, and developmental and organizational psychology in domestic and international settings. In-depth study of the human mind applies to many industries, including business, research science, ministry, education because understanding how people learn and grow is important for creating products and services that meet human needs. This makes a study in psychology marketable and practical for many fields. Applied Psychology is also a fascinating area of study to learn how to help people grow and change. If you have the heart for serving others, want to use the keen insight of the human mind to solve business problems, or develop your human services career, this program is for you!

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Masters in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology Program?

Liberty University offers the Masters in Applied Psychology completely online with each course taught from a Christian worldview. Liberty’s goal is to provide students with foundational training in the study of psychology with the goal of glorifying God by understanding and improving human social performance and mental health. Through Liberty University’s online Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology, you will be equipped with the written and verbal skills you need to work toward a  career helping people and developing important research. Each course seeks to bridge psychological understandings with a biblical worldview. Students will learn about lifespan development and industrial organization within an integrated approach by applying these concepts in real-world settings through application-based assignments and projects. The online Masters in Applied Psychology will prepare you for many human services and psychology research roles, such as program development evaluators, government social services agents, industrial psychologists, and service coordinators.

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Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Online Master of Arts in Applied Psychology Degree Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

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 graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options for Graduates of the Online Masters in Applied Psychology

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

Students who graduate from the Developmental Psychology area of study for the online Masters in Applied Psychology will have a flexible, advanced degree that will prepare them for medical and psychology research, hands-on human services roles, and many human resources and mental health support roles in business. Students who complete the online Masters in Applied Psychology will also be equipped for Doctoral studies and academic scholarship and may be able to seek state certification for clinical mental health services depending on state-by-state requirements.

Program Highlights for the Online Master of Arts in Applied Psychology

  • By earning your online Masters 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.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Students can complete the online Masters in Applied Psychology in under two years!

Admission Requirements for the MA in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology

Applicants must have a 2.5 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended. A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree is required 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
  • Official college transcripts; if not available, 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.