Develop the Skills You Need for a Successful Career in Psychology
Increased earning potential
The online M.A. in Psychology program at Carlow University will equip you with the skills you need to have an immediate impact in your chosen field, whether it’s in mental and behavioral health, psychometrics or research. The career-focused curriculum allows you to tailor your courses to best suit your areas of interest and prepare you for advanced psychology careers.
- Meet a growing demand. There is a significant shortage of mental health professionals across parts of the United States.
- Gain valuable skills. Learn research and clinical skills that you can put into practice right away.
- Pursue a variety of careers. Guided electives allow you to tailor your career to your preferred path.
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Explore Diverse Psychology Career Opportunities
Mental Health Clinician $50,170 per year1
Research Assistant $57,006 per year2
Probation Officers $55,690 per year3
Expand Your Career Opportunities with an Online MA in Psychology
A Master of Arts in Psychology from Carlow University opens up numerous opportunities to advance or launch your career. Depending on your area of focus and interest, potential psychology career paths include assessment psychology, forensic psychology, treatment psychology, and more. This program also is well-suited for students who want to prepare to pursue a doctoral degree in psychology.
Regardless of the path you choose, the career-focused curriculum will provide a foundation of advanced general and applied psychology principles while offering the opportunity to gain valuable research and clinical skills.
- The median annual wage for psychologists was $82,180 in May 2020.4
- The employment of psychologists is expected to grow 8% by 2030.5
- An M.A. in Psychology can be applied to a variety of career paths.
Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired
What You’ll Learn
- Sensitivity, awareness, and skills in working professionally with diverse individuals, groups, and communities who represent various cultural and personal backgrounds.
- How to contribute to the expansion of scientific knowledge in the field of psychology and demonstrate skills in research methods, data collection, statistical analysis, and the presenting of findings.
- Clinical skills in case conceptualization, theoretical applications, and direct skills approaches to mental health issues and general distress.
- An awareness of how development affects symptom expression and behaviors and obtain a working understanding of normative development across the lifespan.
- How to differentiate diagnoses and understand the tools used in psychology to assess intelligence, achievement, and personality.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Understanding of developmental and pathology
- Multicultural awareness
- Analytic skills in regards to data and personnel
- Research design and collection
- Specialization skills in a chosen subfield of psychology
Choose From 5 Guided Electives
Tailor your online psychology courses to best fit your interests and career goals. Carlow offers five guided elective focus areas so you can center your studies around specific interests. Focus areas include:
This guided elective focus area allows students to engage in theories and applications of psychology relevant to criminal and civil legal settings.
This guided elective focus area is for students looking to use the techniques and validated tools of the field to develop hypotheses about personality, symptoms, behavior and cognitive ability.
This guided elective focus area allows students to understand the theories and empirically validated treatment skills needed to work with a wide array of people struggling with mental health issues.
This guided elective cluster is for students who want to integrate their passion for the arts and humanities into their psychology coursework.
This guided elective cluster provides an opportunity for students to take a wider breadth of courses across multiple cluster groups to develop a unique academic path.
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