Grand Canyon University‛s Master of Science in Psychology is a non-thesis program designed for individuals who desire promotion and/or continued academic exposure in the field of psychology. This program explores how people think and why they act the way they do, making the knowledge learned, applicable to a number of fields and career opportunities including areas such as sports psychology, life coaching and organizational training.
With a focus on the development of critical thinking and leadership qualities, graduates can impact those around them through leadership, action research, and introduction of programmatic community changes whether they are acting from the perspective of teachers, practitioners, or researchers. Masters in psychology graduates may be prepared for careers working for non-profit as well as for profit organizations.
The master‛s in psychology focuses on topics that include: contemporary and ethical issues in psychology; learning, cognition, and motivation; statistics; human development; research methods; health psychology; social and cultural psychology; and psychopathology. The program concludes with a capstone course that involves a master research proposal. Students choose an original topic and create a proposal that addresses the literature review, the hypothesis, a method section, and discussion of hypothetical results.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.