Degree Spotlight: MS in Human Factors Psychology

Man holding prosthetic arm Posted on November 21, 2016  in  [ Psychology & Counseling ]

When choosing a master’s degree in psychology, there are many different directions you can go. With all the emphases Grand Canyon University has to offer, it is important to consider which one is the best fit for you. If you are passionate about human behavior, engineering, and technology, the Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors Psychology may be a great choice! Continue reading to learn more about this program and all it has to offer:

About the Program

In this program, you will be given the tools and resources to learn and acquire hands-on experience in improving the human experience through technology. Students are given the opportunity to use human interactions to influence technology, as well as build relationships between people and machines, incorporating new ideas and innovations for the 21st century. Some of the course topics in this program include:

  • Designing hardware and software using the human perspective
  • Statistics
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Human factor principles and theories

In addition, students in this program take classes in social and cultural psychology and emphasize research methods. Therefore, they will be prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Career Options

After obtaining your master’s degree in psychology, there are many options to choose from when it comes to your future. For example, you may choose to enter the workforce or even further your education by earning a doctoral degree.

Many students who graduate with a human factors psychology degree pursue careers in technology-based industries or government agencies or choose to become university professors. Aside from these careers, there are many additional opportunities out there for those with a master’s in psychology. No matter what direction you decide to take, you can prepare to incorporate your passion for psychology into your career!

Want to learn more about Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences? Visit our website or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

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Jessalyn Johnson

Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona.
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