Master of Arts in Applied Psychology – Public Mental Health Take the Next Step in Your Mental Health Career


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

The importance of mental health in society has increased markedly over the past several years. Perhaps you feel called to create public policy that allows those struggling with mental health crises to receive the care they need quickly and efficiently. Or maybe you have personally experienced the impact of mental health crises and want to help others. The field of public mental health is vast. After all, society is composed of individuals – many of whom face mental health challenges on a daily basis. By helping those in need and being an advocate for those who struggle, you can help fulfill our mission of Training Champions for Christ.

If applied psychology, public health, and mental well-being pique your interest, then earning your Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Psychology – Public Mental Health from Liberty could be an excellent next step in your psychology and mental health career. Whether you are new to the public mental health field or are a seasoned veteran, earning your public health psychology degree online at Liberty can help you pursue new opportunities or positions of added responsibility.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 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

We know that quality and flexibility are important factors to consider as you explore master’s in behavioral health and public health psychology degrees. That is why our courses are taught by seasoned faculty who have years of experience in public health, psychology, and related fields. Our professors are excited to partner with you and share their experience, so that you can take their knowledge and make it your own.

Liberty is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can be confident that you are receiving a world-class education. Furthermore, our courses are offered 100% online with no set login times, so you can remain committed to your family, career, and community as you pursue your degree.

As you pursue your public health psychology degree, you will take a variety of classes that are designed to sharpen your psychological knowledge and prepare you for a rewarding career in the mental health field. You will study topics like cognitive psychology, social psychology, and research.

From there, you’ll take specialization courses that cover topics such as intervention and behavioral support, developmental psychopathology, substance abuse, and severe mental health issues. You will also be able to handpick one of your courses so you can tailor your studies to your career. For example, if you are interested in classroom applications, you may want to take our course on the psychology of learning. You may also want to study the psychology of children, adolescents, adults, or gerontology. With flexibility like this, you can customize your degree to align with your career 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.