Online Master of Arts in Psychology

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

Why choose our Online MA Degree in Psychology

Our online program provides students from diverse backgrounds, including those with limited access to a nearby university or those who have scheduling conflicts with face-to-face programs, an opportunity 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, education, the teaching of psychology, human resources, social services, research and data analyses, as well as jobs in local, state, and federal institutions. The program also provides a foundation for further studies for those planning to apply to doctoral programs in psychology. Our program is a general program in psychology, which means it does not result in eligibility for clinical licensure as a counselor or psychologist.

All courses are delivered online through Instructure Canvas by a dedicated group of highly qualified professors. The program is designed to be completed in one and a half years by taking courses in 8-week sessions during fall, spring, and summer semesters

What You Will Learn

The program is designed to help you achieve advanced knowledge, attitudes, and skills in the following areas:

  • Biological, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and social development
  • Social and cultural diversity  
  • Communication and professional relationships skills
  • Producing and consuming research
  • Ethics and professional identity Requirements

Admission Requirements

1. Application: The application form to the Masters in Psychology.

2. Personal Statement: A personal statement (typed and no more than four pages) describing your interest in psychology, your long-term goals pertaining to the field of psychology, and what you hope to obtain from the Masters in Psychology program at Fayetteville State University.

3. Official Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended. To be eligible for full acceptance into the program, applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree* from an accredited institution, with an overall minimum GPA of 2.60 average on a 4.00 scale for all undergraduate work or a minimum 3.00 average in the last 60 hours of study, which may include no more than 12 hours of graduate study. Six (6) undergraduate credit hours in psychology, including a course in General Psychology.**

4. Recommendations: Submit two recommendation forms from professional references, including at least one academic reference, to Admissions.

5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The Graduate Record Exam must be completed and official scores sent to the Fayetteville State University Office of Admissions. A combined score of 290 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections is desired but not required.

6. Curriculum Vitae: A current CV reflecting any paid or volunteer experience is required.

Notes: *A master's degree from an accredited institution is accepted instead of baccalaureate degree requirements.**Applicants who are considering the master's degree program, but do not have the 6-credits hours in psychology required 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. To learn more about courses within the program, visit the Graduate Course Catalog.

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE TEST REQUIREMENT:

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Online MA Program in Psychology is waiving the GRE requirement for applicants with a 2.6 or higher cumulative GPA. This policy applies ONLY for applicants applying for a Fall 2020 start term. Any other changes will be listed here if/when they are made.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • 1. Application: The application form to the Masters in Psychology. 
  • 2. Personal Statement: A personal statement (typed and no more than four pages) describing your interest in psychology, your long-term goals pertaining to the field of psychology, and what you hope to obtain from the Masters in Psychology program at Fayetteville State University. 
  • 3. Official Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended. To be eligible for full acceptance into the program, applicants must have an earned baccalaureate degree* from an accredited institution, with an overall minimum GPA of 2.60 average on a 4.00 scale for all undergraduate work or a minimum 3.00 average in the last 60 hours of study, which may include no more than 12 hours of graduate study. Six (6) undergraduate credit hours in psychology, including a course in General Psychology.**
  • 4. Recommendations: Submit two recommendation forms from professional references, including at least one academic reference, to Admissions. 
  • 5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The Graduate Record Exam must be completed, and official scores sent to the Fayetteville State University Office of Admissions. A combined score of 290 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections is desired but not required. 
  • 6. Curriculum Vitae: A current CV reflecting any paid and/or volunteer experience is required.

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

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