Psychology Graduate Program

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Earn a master’s degree in psychology

Take a big step in your psychology career. Get a master’s degree designed for your goals.

Raise your potential and change lives at a greater level.

Program options

What do you want to do? Choose the option area that suits your needs.

If you want to become a clinical psychologist, check out the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program.

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Teach psychology or conduct research. Work toward a doctoral degree (PhD).

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Make the workplace more pleasant.

Why earn a master’s degree in psychology at Missouri State?

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Have a degree that suits you

You won’t just have a general master’s degree in psychology. Our program has option areas (experimental or I-O) that give you specific knowledge and skills.

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Find connections and conduct research

Small class sizes help you build relationships with your peers and faculty. You can work together on meaningful research.

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Take flexible classes

Each option has elective courses you can choose from, giving you a more focused degree. Many classes are available online or in seated/hybrid formats.

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Learn from faculty with diverse interests

Your faculty have an array of experiences and research knowledge. Their specialties – such as behavior analysis, I/O psychology, sports psychology and much more – can give you new insights.

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Careers and outcomes

Counsel people, research and teach, or improve a workforce.

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Psychology help desk

Need some help with statistics or research-related course work? Our help desk can give you guidance and insight.