In addition to helping you develop a broad foundation in psychology, our online master’s in psychology is designed to enhance your knowledge in the area of concentration that best fits your career and educational goals. Many of our concentrations also include a practicum course to help you gain hands-on experience the field.
Addictions: Study the principles of addictions counseling, group counseling, psychopharmacology, and co-occurring disorders, and learn to apply them to guide clients toward recovery.
The Master of Science in Psychology program with a concentration in addictions is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (nasacaccreditation.org). Students who complete the addictions concentration within the master’s degree in psychology program will meet the coursework requirements to take the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) certification examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.†
General Psychology: Examine broad aspects of psychology, including behavioral approaches, neuropsychology, psychopathology, and cognitive psychology.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Apply psychological principles to the business world and explore the theories, methods, and practice of industrial/organizational psychology. Study how to influence workplace motivation and attitude, employee training, evaluation and leadership, organizational behavior, and human resources.
Practicum and non-practicum versions of the concentration are available. The practicum is designed to provide students with hands-on, real-world experience within the field.
Applied Behavior Analysis: Focus on the developmentally disabled, the autistic, and individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Utilize behavioral concepts and theories, and develop assessment and intervention skills. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc., (BACB®) has verified the Purdue Global course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.‡
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
8051 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127
Students interested in getting a head start on the field experience hours required to sit for the BCBA Examination can elect to complete a practicum as part of the applied behavior analysis concentration.