Career Possibilities with a Masters in Psychology

When you pursue and then earn an online master's of psychology degree, you may be well prepared for a broad range of rewarding careers within the counseling and research disciplines. Your graduate degree in psychology may lead to a clinical practice helping a diverse population including adults, children, and seniors. Or, if you choose, you may remain in the academic field, teaching counseling or pursuing a PhD degree in psychology.

Demand for Counselors and Psychologists

Most jobs in the field may require candidates to hold the minimum of a master's of psychology degree, while others may require professional licensing.

Job applicants holding a master's of psychology degree may find positions in private counseling practice, in educational or research facilities, with federal, state, and local human service and counseling agencies. Many may also work as school counselors for elementary, middle, and high school students, or as social workers serving at-risk, aging, or developmentally disabled populations.

Internships--A Foot in the Counseling Door

A self-paced, flexible online master's of psychology degree program may enable students in the major to take internships with counseling and human service agencies, giving them exceptional experience as well as an opportunity to evaluate the range of counseling fields available to graduates.

The BLS reports that jobs for counselors may grow faster than the average for all occupations over the coming years, particularly in the fields of substance abuse, rehabilitation, and behavior disorder counseling.

Online Master's Degree in Psychology Programs

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Sacred Heart University - Online

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  • MSAP - General Track
  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology
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Ashford University

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Liberty University

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  • Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
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University of the Rockies

Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.

  • MA in Psychology, General Psychology
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Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University, Chicago’s oldest Catholic university, has a long history of educating students to prepare them for professional success and lay the foundation for personal fulfillment.

Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Master of Science in Health Psychology
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Argosy University

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

George Mason University

Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

Antioch University

A private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) institution, Antioch University serves approximately 5,000 adult students online and at five campuses in four states. All benefit from an education immersed in our core values of inclusiveness, social justice, experiential learning, and socially engaged, global citizenship.  

Our Lady of the Lake University

Our Lady of the Lake University is a private, Catholic university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio.

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