Master of Arts in Psychology / General Psychology
Northcentral University

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.


  • A conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.