May 28, 2024  
2022-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Graduate Catalog

Applied Psychology, M.S.

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The M.S. in Applied Psychology (MAP) emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real world problems.  The program was designed to provide coursework aimed at three primary purposes for students:  1) career advancement, 2) training to enter a new career/profession, and/or 3) preparation for doctoral study.  The coursework offers a balance of theory, application, and methodological skill sets used in the workplace.  The program is delivered 100% online in an accelerated format so that it can be completed in 1-year (12 months) of full-time study or 2-years of part-time study.  In consideration of students’ busy and varying schedules, we have rolling admissions so one can begin and complete the program in any term.

Majors from any field are welcomed to apply as long as the admission requirements are met.  In the recent past, students with undergraduate degrees in the following fields have been admitted to our program:  biology, business, communications, computer science, criminal justice, education, exercise science, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.


Applicants must meet all admission requirements of the Graduate School at Shippensburg and you must:

• Have completed at least 3 semester hours of undergraduate work in psychology.

• Have completed an undergraduate statistics course.

• Submit a Graduate Admissions application including the Goal Statement Form listing

  your personal and professional goals (300 words or less).

Degree Requirements

A total of 30 semester hour credits of graduate work is required for the master of science degree. Please note: 400-level courses MAY NOT be taken for graduate credit within this program.


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