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M.S. in General Psychology

The Master's Degree Program in General Psychology is a 30-credit online program that will prepare students to develop foundational knowledge in psychological theory and research. Local, national, and international students may select this M.S. degree as an opportunity to obtain prerequisite courses to meet eligibility requirements for application to other psychology programs, including advanced doctoral studies. Through its specialty tracks, the program will also allow a variety of professionals within the fields of education, human services, counseling, and allied health to access coursework both as degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students in order to advance their psychological knowledge and use of psychological applications in their respective fields. In addition to the direct benefit of obtaining foundational knowledge in psychology, the curriculum is designed to facilitate the development of basic interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and additional knowledge and skills that enhance the preparation of students for professional work in increasingly diverse social agencies, school and community settings, in business and industry environments, and in hospitals.

* Important Note:
Graduate students who earn this degree will not have met the educational requirements for certification or licensure in the state of Florida and should not expect to provide psychological services as an independent practitioner. Applicants seeking licensure/certification should consider M.S. in Counseling, Psy.S. in School Psychology, Psy.D. in School Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Program Format

The master's program is offered entirely online. The online format allows for students to participate in courses from anywhere in the world where internet access is available. In addition, it allows for the flexibility of completing your master's degree without interrupting your career.

Master's students are provided NSU computer accounts including email and Blackboard, but must obtain their own Internet service providers, use their own computer systems and have a usable web camera. Online students use the web to access course materials, announcements, email, distance library services, subscription library databases, and other information, and for interaction with faculty and fellow students. Online, interactive learning methods are based on the use of Blackboard as a course management system. Online activities facilitate frequent student-to-faculty and student-to-student interaction. They are supported by threaded discussion boards, white boards, chat rooms, email, and multimedia presentations. In addition, Blackboard enables students to submit assignments online in multimedia formats and to receive their professors' reviews of assignments online in the same formats.

Message From the Program Director

Our online Master's Degree Program in General Psychology offers foundational courses taught by faculty members who combine teaching skills with research expertise in various areas of psychology. Students are encouraged to be active participants in the online teaching format for an immersive and interactive learning experience. The foundational curriculum is designed to help students meet prerequisite course requirements for application to advanced doctoral programs in psychology. The program's specialty tracks offer opportunities for students to apply their psychological knowledge in a variety of professional, social, and cultural contexts. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the program.


Alex Cuc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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