Earning a master of science in psychology can lead to career advancement and expand opportunities in fields like healthcare, education, business, government and communications and marketing.
A master’s in psychology also broadens your understanding of research, personality, and advanced human growth and development. The MS also prepares you for additional certifications or continued studies, such as a doctoral program.
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Best Science Job, Psychologist (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
The University of Saint Francis educational experience is rooted in Catholic values and the Franciscan tradition of faith and reason. We empower our master’s students to become strong advocates for their clients and students and to serve their communities as ethical, principled psychology professionals.
Gain a foundation in advanced human growth and development, psychopharmacology, research methods and statistics, personality and counseling theories, and social and cultural issues in counseling.
Customize your studies with electives based on your passions and professional interests. Options include:
Gain 105+ hours of experience in a professional environment that matches your career goals; this could include working with clients or performing research in an academic or medical setting.
Our psychology and counseling faculty members are experts in their field. You’ll learn from research scientists, licensed psychologists and other human services and mental health professionals. Your professors and mentors might include:
The classes are different from other universities. They really focused on counseling and neurology. I really liked the psychology pharmacology class. Dr. Rolf Daniel’s class was absolutely amazing, I absolutely loved that class.
Priscilla Baltazard ’19, MS ’20
An advanced degree in psychology leads to a variety of career opportunities within healthcare, business, education and other fields.
Many master’s students come into the program with established careers; earning this advanced degree allows them to move into leadership positions, boost earning potential, expand the scope of their work or even pursue a different field. Positions USF graduates find include:
A master of science in psychology also builds a solid foundation for careers in research, academia and clinical practice. Our students pursue additional master’s and doctoral degrees at institutions such as:
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