Master of Arts in Psychology
Saybrook University

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Psychology from Saybrook University is an online psychology degree for students interested in careers in the field but who are unable to complete their degree on-campus.  The curriculum is built on a tradition of existential, humanistic, and transpersonal psychology.  One of the goals of this online psychology degree is to push students to expand their horizons beyond the psychology discipline, opening them up to a broad range of professional opportunities.  To achieve this goal, the program offers students a great deal of flexibility, allowing them to customize their electives and offering a choice in many of the core courses as well.  While you do not have to declare a specialization, this is an option, with the following specializations available: Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health; Creativity Studies; Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology.

Graduates of this online master's in psychology will be competent in the following learning outcomes:

  • Use collaboration to promote life-enhancing change, conscious awareness, and authentic and responsible living
  • Engage in reflective practice and self-assessment
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Recognize, respect, and accommodate diversity 
  • Be committed to empathic, compassionate dialogue that is constructive and authentic
  • Use ethical reasoning to contribute to the profession

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saybrook University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • The program begins with a one-time, two-day Residential Orientation. Students will also participate in two five-day long required residential conferences per year.