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Master of Arts in Psychology / General Psychology

Program Details

The Master of Arts (MA) program enables students to pursue advanced study in psychology that can lead to careers in the helping professions, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. The program also provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for doctoral-level study.

The Master of Arts in Psychology program in General Psychology provides you with the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for diversity as you tailor your education to match your career interests and goals. Through a distinctive One-to-One Teaching Model, faculty will provide you with feedback and support that will help you understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and global issues, and do so in a way that reflects a high level of professional ethics. You will also have the opportunity to develop up-to-date, scholarly communication skills to convey your knowledge to the professional community and to society at large. 
Throughout your courses, you will develop a strong core of psychological knowledge, which you will partner with elective courses that further your own particular interests. You will gain expertise in the biological and social bases for behavior, the fascinating process of human development, the amazing history of psychology and its impact on today’s culture, and the role of ethics and diversity training in psychology.


  • Admission to the Master of Arts program requires a conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.