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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.
This online program can be completed in 17 months or at your own pace and requires 33 credit hours of coursework, including the capstone comprehensive exam. 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.
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
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
Course Offering Information
As an online student you 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 (my.asu.edu).
We are here to help! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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: https://asuonline.asu.edu/what-it-costs.