Take your psychology degree and career to the next level! Our master of science in Psychology program will give you the foundation needed to advance into a professional position, advance in your current standing, or succeed in a doctoral-level program.
Plus, the coursework in our M.S. in Psychology program is aligned with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) standards, meaning your credits will easily transfer into a terminal degree program
Designed to give you maximum opportunity and flexibility, the curriculum combines deep foundational knowledge with areas of expertise. You’ll start with the following core courses:
Students complete their program by taking courses related to their own area of interest.
You can develop your skills through real-world experience. Your faculty advisor will work with you to find the ideal situation: one where you work under the supervision of an on-site supervisor, a professional who will mentor and guide you.
Student experiences have included:
The best part of the practicum is that you can choose your own experience!
Students love the fact that they can tailor their experience to match their future goals and pursuits. Half (15) of the required (30) credit hours are elective in nature, so students can use this opportunity for a practicum experience and/or an independent study. I am a graduate of this program, and I am proud to be at USF directing it as an alumnus.
Mike Martynowicz, Ph.D.
Graduates of our M.S. in Psychology program typically follow two paths:
Graduate School — Some of this program’s graduates utilize their course credits to pursue graduate study in additional areas (e.g., pursuing another Master’s degree or a doctoral degree at another institution).
Career Advancement — Graduates of the program are often promoted into leadership positions. Because a master’s in psychology prepares for careers in various fields (healthcare, business, government, education, and more), they work in a variety of positions, including:
Throughout your studies, you will be taught and mentored by a team of experts. USF’s Psychology and Counseling faculty are true professionals with extensive credentials and diverse experience in the field.
A few highlights:
USF’s master of science in psychology program is aligned with the standards set forth by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) and coursework is aligned with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) standards