Outstanding Psychology Foundation

The NSU M.S. in General Psychology strengthens the effectiveness of career professionals working across many different industries beyond traditional clinical psychology, as well as preparing traditional psychology students for advanced doctoral programs.

What Can I Do with a Master's in General Psychology?

Regardless of your chosen field, the more skilled you are at relating to and collaborating with others in our increasingly diverse society, the more successful you are likely to be in your career.

This non-clinical program delivers a comprehensive foundation of psychology theory and research, as well as covering all prerequisite courses needed to transition into a doctoral program. Embark on our General Psychology track or the Applied Health Science concentration for those in the health care profession.

Our graduates apply the edge they gained from their M.S. in General Psychology at law firms, law enforcement agencies, hospitals and clinics, in social services, corporate HR, just to name a few occupational arenas.

Online Convenience: No Career Interruption

This psychology graduate program is offered entirely online: it empowers you to participate from anywhere you have an Internet connection – on a schedule that works best for you.

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Quick Facts

Delivery Options

Offered 100% online: ideal for full-time working adults based anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.

Start Dates

Start your online psychology program in August (apply by 7/7); January (apply by 12/1); or May (apply by 3/29).


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Degree Completion

NSU’s Master in General Psychology program is 30 credit hours (10 courses). Students will complete 21 core credits and choose a nine-credit specialization track.

Applied Health Science Concentration

Examine psychological aspects of treating disease; build more effective clinical assessment interview skills; and learn more about the business side of psychology. 

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Why Choose NSU?

Why Choose NSU?

  • 100% online: earn your degree on your schedule
  • Two specialty tracks, including Applied Health Science
  • Empirically based
  • Just 30 credits (10 courses)
  • Covers prerequisites for doctoral progression
  • No GRE required
  • Does not require a bachelor’s degree in Psychology
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Will This Psychology Graduate Program Lead to Licensure?

M.S. in General Psychology

The M.S. in General Psychology delivers foundational knowledge to be more effective in non-clinical practice careers or prepare for doctoral programs. However, the degree does not lead to Florida certification or licensure on its own. If your goal is clinical work or psychological services as a practitioner, we suggest these options:

  1. Want to be a mental health counselor at Master's level? Explore  M.S. in Counseling  instead. This program provides the requirements for licensing in Florida.
  2. Advance your education with one of these four degrees: all lead to licensure and qualify you to pursue higher-level roles:

Not sure which option is right for you? We’re here to help answer your questions. Reach out to us: 

Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-7563
800-541-6682 ext. 27563

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