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Top 7 Master Degrees in Psychology 2019

After earning a bachelor’s degree, some students may choose to pursue a master’s degree. This advanced degree is typically earned within two to four years and can help students seek higher-paying careers. A master’s is designed to provide a more intensive educational experience.

What is a Master in Psychology? Psychology is a complex study of human behaviors and the feelings and thoughts behind them. The goal of this type of degree program is to provide students with a critical exploration of psychology by studying core theories, applied research and statistical analysis within this field. Many programs incorporate theoretical and developmental psychology topics to develop a well-rounded foundational curriculum.

Earning an advanced degree in psychology can help students learn useful skills for future employment and other areas of life. Graduates in this field can receive valuable practice in research and evaluation skills. Combined with a tendency for strong communication, these traits may impress numerous employers and professionals.

Many universities require students to pay tuition per credit; however, some may offer blocked tuition rates or other payment options. The length of the degree program, the type of school and the location can all determine the cost of earning a master’s degree.

Careers in psychology are increasingly diverse, and there is a growing need for professionals with an advanced educational background. With a graduate degree in psychology, students can pursue jobs as behavioral counselors, practicing psychologists, rehabilitations specialists, child protection workers, social workers, and others in related industries. Many careers in psychology require proper licensure or certification, and these can vary depending on geographical location.

Universities around the world offer a variety of master’s degrees in a multitude of subjects so you can study from home or abroad. Many of these universities accommodate part-time learning and offer online courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Psychology

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

This Master's program from Comillas Pontifical University stands out from the rest since its learning outcomes include intervention strategies concerning psychological pr ... [+]

Máster Universitario en Psicología General Sanitaria

Desde la regulación en nuestro país de la psicología en el ámbito sanitario, la titulación de Máster en Psicología General Sanitaria es un requisito indispensable para poder trabajar como psicólogo en el campo de la salud realizando tareas de evaluación, investigación e intervención que promuevan y mejoren la salud de las personas.

Este Máster se distingue de otras propuestas formativas al incluir en su diseño el aprendizaje de las estrategias de intervención en problemas psicológicos desde distintos enfoques teóricos de la psicología con vistas a proporcionar una acción terapéutica que mejor se ajuste a la demanda planteada.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Spanish
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The research master Genes in Behaviour and Health is a two-year full-time programme that will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant research meth ... [+]

Degree: Master Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 year Tuition fees: for students of EU/EEA countries €2.060 Application deadline: 1 June 2018 (1 April 2018, if you require housing) Field of interest: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Business Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Educational Science or a closely related subject area Practical expertise, theoretical excellence

While the 20th century was the century of physics, we have now entered the century of the genome. Twin studies and more recently molecular genetic studies have highlighted the influence of our genetic code on our behavior and health. To adequately understand and influence behavior and health, we need to increase our understanding of the way our genes play their part, by itself and in interaction with our environment.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
2 find your juris doctor
Campus
Southern Cross University (Online)

There is a growing need in our healthcare system for highly skilled professionals who understand the complexities of mental health and can offer well-informed mental heal ... [+]

Duration: Two years, part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: January, March, April, July, August, October Fees: $2300 per unit Units: 12 Develop the skills to effectively respond to patient needs

There is a growing need in our healthcare system for highly skilled professionals who understand the complexities of mental health and can offer well-informed mental health clinical interventions.

Southern Cross University’s online Master of Mental Health postgraduate course will enhance your understanding of mental health and psychiatry while building the skills needed to effectively respond to patients experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental health challenges.... [-]

Australia Australia Online
September 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
Fundació Universitat de Girona: Innovació i Formació

Clinical sexology is an upward specialization that increasingly requires professional experts in this field of competence. In fact, just over 45% of the population will s ... [+]

Reasons to take the course

Classes in Barcelona, on the weekend, once or twice a month.

Team of teachers with extensive clinical experience in the field of clinical sexology and couple therapy.

Formative therapy of the student before starting work with the assigned cases.

Practices with real cases, in the Institute of Studies of Sexuality and the Couple.

Supervisory groups

Guided visits.

Moodle specific to the course, with forums, downloading materials, etc.

Tutoring available throughout the Master.

Presentation

Clinical sexology is an upward specialization that increasingly requires professional experts in this field of competence. In fact, just over 45% of the population will suffer some type of sexual dysfunction throughout their lives. Despite this high prevalence, public services are not sufficiently trained to offer this specialized care properly. On the other hand, there are more and more private centers that need to incorporate specialized professionals in this field to form multidisciplinary teams that can meet the wide variety of care demands in the field of clinical sexology.... [-]

Spain Girona
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
Queensland University of Technology

The Master of Clinical Psychology builds upon the latest psychotherapy process and outcome research findings and uses an integrative approach to training students in the ... [+]

Master in Psychology. Overview An integrative psychotherapeutic approach that provides students with a unique flexibility to conceptualize and treat clinical presentations across the lifespan. Graduate eligible to apply for registration as a psychologist in Australia. Learn to conceptualize and treat clinical presentations including relational psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and systemic narrative therapeutic approaches. Gain experience with an internship at our specialized Psychology and Counselling clinic, and with clinical training in external hospitals, community agencies and mental health settings. Opportunity to complete a study program that combines Master of Clinical Psychology in a partially part-time mode with concurrent, but staggered, completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). ... [-]
Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Research Master program in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializat ... [+]

Overview

The Research Master program in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, public health epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and health economic analysis. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding, and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example clinical trials, population studies, public health interventions, or modeling studies.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Vita-Salute San Raffaele

The Master in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Faculty of Communication of Università Della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and the Faculty ... [+]

Goals and Contents

The Master in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Faculty of Communication of Università Della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a joint Master programme in Cognitive Psychology with an interdisciplinary training in neuroscience, health communication and management. The program focuses on the intersection between the theoretical bases of cognitive psychology and those of communication applied to the context of health. Cognitive psychology is the study of all those mental processes which are relevant for behavior, normal and pathological, including, among the many, communication, language, memory, perception, attention, problem-solving. Students, who choose this curriculum will get an advanced theoretical background in neuroscience and modern psychology will learn research methods in health communication and advanced statistical tools for the analysis of health frameworks, acquiring at the same time knowledge on organizational behavior and management. An additional goal of this program is to familiarize students with the latest research and practice in these areas and to translate and use this knowledge in the context of health in today’s diverse communities. ... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus