Earn a Masters Degree in a Broad Variety of Disciplines

Grand Canyon University's (GCU) College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers dozens of masters degree programs in a variety of disciplines to help you advance your education. Whether you seek to advance your career in public administration, criminal justice, education or human services, we provide high-quality programs that can help you take your career to the next level.

Our programs are offered 100% online to help you reach your educational goals in a convenient way. With this flexible learning option, you have the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere while still connecting with peers and faculty. Earn your degree from a leader in online education while advancing your knowledge in your field.

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Master of Public Administration

GCU's Master of Public Administration masters degree programs prepare you to help drive change in public sector organizations. Learn to apply administrative and leadership skills in nonprofit and community arenas and become a change agent in your community. Choose an emphasis in government and policy if you want to focus on issues facing federal and state policy, public governance and governmental power. Or, explore a healthcare management emphasis if you wish to focus on our healthcare system's responsibility to patients and families.

Criminal Justice Programs

If you are interested in growing your skills in crime analysis and strategic planning, then consider earning a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from GCU. This criminal justice masters degree helps professionals in law enforcement or those looking to enter this exciting field by providing a curriculum focused on criminal law, legal research, statistical analysis and law and public policy. Choose from an emphasis in law enforcement or an emphasis in legal studies, and prepare to become a leader and decision-maker in the field.


Liberal Arts Education Programs

If your goal is to educate students at a two-year or four-year higher education institution, then consider one of our masters degree programs with an emphasis in education. These programs provide you with a strong foundation in your field while also offering a deep understanding of pedagogy at the university level, adult learning theories and strategic and collaborative curriculum design. Choose from a degree in English, history or sociology as you prepare to communicate with diverse audiences in postsecondary education settings.

Mental Health Graduate Programs

A Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness is ideal for students who want to develop expertise in overall mental wellbeing and how it is impacted by cultural, spiritual, biological and social factors. Immerse yourself in a program focused on leadership, culture, ethics and advocacy, and discover how you can make a broader impact on your community with a foundation in mental wellbeing. This human services degree is ideal for anyone seeking to deliver mental health support and can be applied in a variety of diverse environments.

Masters in Counseling Programs

Those who are seeking licensure to practice professional counseling should consider one of our masters degree programs in counseling. Our college is pleased to offer online counseling programs, which are available 100% online to help you earn your education on your own schedule. Explore some of our programs, including Christian counseling, professional counseling and addiction counseling, and emphasis areas, such as marriage and family therapy, trauma, childhood and adolescence disorders, and substance use and addictive disorders.


Graduate Degree in Psychology

Gain greater insight into the field of psychology with a Master of Science in Psychology from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Our masters degree programs focus on action research and critical thinking, with an emphasis on why people behave and think the way that they do. With a variety of emphases in areas like geropsychology, human factors, life coaching and more, you can expect to strengthen your foundation in contemporary and ethical psychology issues while gaining insight into a specific area of your field.

Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in General Psychology Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors Psychology Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Life Coaching