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Online Master of Arts in Psychology

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Online Master of Arts in Psychology

Increase your impact on human behavior

A master’s degree in psychology from National Louis University enables you to leverage human behavior to improve people and organizations.

You can earn your master’s in psychology in as few as 19.5 months, either fully online or through a blend of online and campus-based courses in the Chicagoland area. This includes courses in your chosen concentration: general psychology, community psychology, psychological assessment, or teaching of psychology.

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This difference-making degree will help you:

  • Deepen your understanding of human development, social psychology, research methods, and personality theories
  • Expand your knowledge of human behavior within psychology’s many fields
  • Apply psychological principles in any field to further your career
  • Improve your writing skills as you become adept in APA style
  • Pursue a teaching career or doctoral study, if that’s your ultimate goal

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NLU offers 7 convenient start dates each year and it’s free to apply.

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Why choose NLU for your Online master’s degree in psychology?

Specialize your study

After completing your core courses, you’ll choose a concentration that aligns with your specific career goals. Choose from general psychology, community psychology, psychological assessment, or teaching of psychology.

Finish in 19.5 months

You’ll take two gateway courses, five core courses, three courses in your concentration, one elective, and end with either a thesis or comprehensive exam for a total of 36 credits. Transfer up to nine credit hours from prior learning to finish even faster.

Upgrade your network

You’ll complete the program with one group of classmates. This will grow your professional network and enhance your learning experience as you gain insight from each classmate’s point of view.

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Get to know NLU:

Receiving personal attention is key to your success in psychology — and at NLU. That’s one reason why 91% of NLU courses have fewer than 20 students.

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A master’s in psychology can improve your career outlook

Potential psychology career settings

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Human resource personnel
  • Law enforcement / forensics
  • Sports

National Average Salary

Psychologists
$77,030
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

The M.A. in Psychology is really great for career changers. We enable people to change tracks — to change careers.

Dr. Claudia Pitts
M.A. in Psychology Program Director


Courses include:


Control your schedule

Control your schedule

Get the flexibility you need as a working professional. View your online classes at any time during the week — you set the pace. NLU offers seven start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network

Learning online does not mean learning alone. NLU helps you build a professional network with instructors and fellow online students through active discussion forums as well as project-based work (both group and individual).

Take engaging coursework

Take engaging coursework

You may be online, but you’re still part of the class. NLU’s online learning portal allows you to take a course live, or watch a recording whenever you’re ready. Coursework is delivered in multiple formats including written papers, video and slideshows with audio.


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Your success coach gives you one-on-one support

Every online student at NLU is paired with a dedicated success coach who helps in areas ranging from class projects to time management. As your biggest fan at NLU, your success coach can connect you with the resources and people you need to be successful.

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