Online Master of Arts in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Fayetteville State University offers a 36-credit hour online graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree in Psychology.

Why choose our Online MA Degree in Psychology

The online master's degree program in psychology is designed to enable students whose circumstances prevent them from attending classes on campus, or those in the military and their relatives obtain a graduate degree. All courses are delivered online through Instructure Canvas by a dedicated group of highly qualified professors. Through instructions in theory, statistics, and research methodology, students in the master's degree are prepared for a variety of careers in teaching at community colleges, business, human resource services, research and data analyses, homeland security, and doctoral degrees.

Our Purpose

The purpose of our online degree program is to provide diverse students, including those with limited access to a nearby university or those who have scheduling conflicts with face-to-face programs, to earn an advanced degree in psychology. The program has a broad focus to prepare students for various careers in psychology and related fields in business or local, state, and federal institutions, or provide a foundation for further studies leading to the doctorate degree in psychology. This degree program will not result in eligibility for clinical licensure. 

Requirements

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, with an overall minimum grade point average of 2.60 on a 4.00 scale for all undergraduate work, or a minimum of 3.00 average in the last 60 hours of study. They are also expected to have completed undergraduate General Psychology, Statistics through ANOVA, Experimental Psychology or Research Methodology, and one substantive course in psychology. Scores from the general section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years must be submitted with the application, including a resume, and two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue graduate studies in psychology, one of which must be from a person in academia. Applicants who are considering the Master's degree program, but do not have the four undergraduate psychology courses listed above, may take these classes online at FSU as non-degree seeking students.  Such students must apply for admission as non-degree seeking students and apply to the online Master's degree program in the semester in which the four courses would be completed.

To learn more about courses within the program, visit the Graduate Course Catalog.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • Completed undergraduate courses including General Psychology, Statistics through ANOVA, Experimental Psychology or Research Methodology, and one substantive course in psychology.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, with an overall minimum of 2.75 average on a 4.00 scale for all undergraduate work, or a minimum of 3.00-grade point average in the last 60 hours of study
  • Scores from the general section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue graduate studies in psychology, one of which must be from a person in academia
  • An essay describing the applicant's interest in psychology; their long-term goals and ambitions pertaining to the field of psychology; and what they hope to obtain from the MA Online program at Fayetteville State University
  • A resume with the following information: name, address, phone number, E-mail address academic background, all colleges attended, dates and degrees obtained, work experience, academic and professional awards, professional organizations, and related volunteer experiences.
  • A master's degree from an accredited institution is accepted in lieu of the above-mentioned criteria.
  • Applicants who are considering the Master's degree program, but do not have the four psychology courses listed above, may take these classes online from FSU as non-degree seeking students.  Such students must apply for admission as non-degree-seeking students and apply to the Master's degree program in the semester in which the four courses would be completed.

Contact: Dr. Whitney Wall, Coordinator of the Graduate Psychology Program  (wwall1@uncfsu.edu ) or call 910-672-1413.

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