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November 10 for Spring 2024
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About the Master of Science in Psychology Program at TROY

With the Master of Science in Psychology degree from TROY, you will be able to seek employment options or advancement in post-secondary education, government and social services, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations. You may also choose to pursue advanced study toward a doctoral degree in psychology. Regardless of your career interests, the Master of Science in Psychology offers a pathway for you to lead.

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Skills Learned

Upon completion of TROY's Master of Psychology program, you will be able to:

  1. Identify, describe and apply the concepts and principles of psychology;
  2. Describe psychological research, including experimental design, measurement, analysis and application;
  3. Demonstrate cultural competence in a global environment;
  4. Use the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct as guides for making ethical decisions;
  5. Apply psychological theory and research skills to professional work and/or more advanced study in the area of psychology; and
  6. Demonstrate critical thinking and effective written and oral communication skills.

A Psychology Program That Meets Your Needs

Benefits of the Master’s in Psychology from TROY 
  • 100% online
  • Courses taught by well-trained faculty with vast knowledge of and experience in practicing psychology and research
  • Choose between a capstone course and comprehensive examination (non-thesis/33 credits) or a written thesis proposal and oral defense (thesis/36 credits)
  • No GRE required
  • Can be completed in 17-19 months
  • Comprehensive and customizable coursework
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Psychology Program Locations

For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756

Select Your Psychology Path

TROY's Psychology program offers you two degree completion paths. Choose the track that best fits your career goals.

  • Non-Thesis Option: Students may choose this track if they are preparing to advance their career potential or plan to enter the workforce in a psychological or related field.

  • Thesis Option: Students who wish to pursue an Educational Specialist degree or doctorate should choose this option.
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Careers in Psychology

Master’s in Psychology graduates can pursue employment options in post-secondary education, government and social services, and non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as prepare for advanced study toward a doctoral degree in psychology, professional advancement, and other associated career pathways.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Frank Hammonds

Dr. Frank Hammonds

Dr. Hammonds serves as Chair of TROY's Psychology Department.
Dr. Kanessa Doss

Dr. Kanessa Doss

Dr. Doss is an Associate Professor of Psychology and also serves as the Director of Academic Operations for the Department of Psychology.

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