Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology

Grand Canyon Universitys 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 masters 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.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

Online and Evening program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.