Psychology (MS) Online - Advising


Welcome to Arizona State University's Online Master of Science program in Psychology. We have designed this program to give our students a strong, course-based foundation in the modern field of psychology. Our program emphasizes quantitative methodology, statistical analysis, research methods, professional development, and theory of psychology. We offer a variety of elective courses on a wide range of psychology topics (including cognitive, developmental, health, and social psychology). The majority of students completing the online MS program will use the degree for career advancement in psychology-related fields in government, education, behavioral health, and marketing.

About the Program

This is an online program that requires 36 credit hours of coursework, including a capstone course. Our students receive training in advanced research methods and statistics, and can take elective seminar courses in several areas of psychology.

Recommended Course Load

As a general rule, we recommend that students working full-time limit their course work to 3 credit hours (one course) per session.   This allows a student to complete 2 courses per semester and complete the program in less than 24 months.  Students can accelerate their time to completion and complete as many as 6 credit hours (two courses) per session.  This allows a student to complete 4 courses per semester and complete the program in approximately 12 months.

MS Psychology Online Checklist (Started program in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018)

MS Psychology Checklist Started program in Fall 2018 or later

Registration: Recommended Course Sequence
As a graduate student it is your responsibility to review the recommended course sequence and make course selections based off of this. If a student does not follow these recommendations it may delay time to degree completion.

To view the recommended course sequence for you select the semester and year that you were admitted.  Use the tabs at the top of the page to select the semester for which you are trying to register.

Important Policies and Procedures

MS Psychology Online Handbook
Graduate College Policies & Procedures  
New College Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Funding Request Forms for Current Graduate Students

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Graduate College Continuous Enrollment Policy 

 It is important that you are familiar with the ASU Graduate College Policies and Procedures handbook; however, please be sure to review the Continuous Enrollment Policy prior to starting your first course.  Registration for every fall semester and spring semester is required.  Summer registration is required for students graduating from the degree program.  Read the full policy on page 8 of the Graduate College Policy Manual

 ASU Online Resources

Learning Online

Online Student Welcome

Course Offering Information

The MS Psychology program (online) admits students twice a year (August and January). Admitted students have the opportunity to register for a total of 6 sessions each year (Fall A, Fall B, Spring A, Spring B, Summer A, Summer B). Each Fall and Spring session is 7.5 weeks and each summer session is 6 weeks.

For more information, review the ASU Academic Calendar.

Accessing Online Course Content

ASU Online uses Blackboard to deliver your course content.  It can be accessed through MyASU (

General Blackboard Help and Information

How to Access Blackboard

Technical Support

Staff Advisor

We are here to help!  E-mail with questions related to policies and procedures to help you navigate graduate school successfully. Many of the answers to your questions may be on this website and in the Handbook, please review both carefully.


Tuition is set by ASU and the Arizona Board of Regents every year. Please visit the ASU Online website for more information about up to date tuition rates:

Financial Aid