Master in Psychology

Top 8 Master Degrees in Psychology 2018

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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Master of Public Health and Behavioral Health

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The MPH-MSBH dual degree has been designed to prepare practitioners who are committed to eliminating health disparities, working with vulnerable populations, and creating social and physical environments that promote good health for all. This program is ideal for students who want a broad, in-depth knowledge base in public health with an emphasis on behavioral health skills. Courses are practice-oriented and applied skills are emphasized. 

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Why get a dual degree in public and behavioral health?

The MPH-MSBH dual degree has been designed to prepare practitioners who are committed to eliminating health disparities, working with vulnerable populations, and creating social and physical environments that promote good health for all. This program is ideal for students who want a broad, in-depth knowledge base in public health with an emphasis on behavioral health skills. Courses are practice-oriented and applied skills are emphasized. Dual degree students graduate with the knowledge to design, implement, and lead evidence-based health care and community programs.

The dual degree requires approximately 60 units. Full-time, dual degree students should be able to complete their course work in 6 semesters (24 months). Students may complete the program in as little as 5 semesters or can attend on a part-time basis and spread the program over three years. The course sequence can be adjusted on an individual basis. On completing the dual degree program, graduates will have two degrees: Both the Master of Public Health and the MS in Behavioral Health.... [-]


Master's Degree Behavioral Health (MSBH)

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH) at USF prepares you to address disparities in the current health care delivery system. As a student in our program, you will examine the intersection of social, physical and psychological factors that impact health and well-being. [+]

The Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH) at USF prepares you to address disparities in the current health care delivery system. As a student in our program, you will examine the intersection of social, physical and psychological factors that impact health and well-being. Through inter-disciplinary classes, fieldwork experiences, and a capstone project, you learn psychosocial interventions as well as tools for planning, managing and evaluating community-based programs and services. Our graduates have learned to become effective team members, who have acquired the tools to improve the accessibility and delivery of health and mental health programs. We look to our graduates to become leaders in designing the evidence-based, integrated health practices that are the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.... [-]


Clinical And Health Psychology

Instituto Piaget
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Almada

The 2nd cycle of studies in Clinical and Health Psychology has as main objective to provide a set of theoretical, practical and methodological tools that allow the development of professional skills in the evaluation and diagnosis, psychological monitoring and intervention in different clinical contexts. [+]

ISEIT - University Education in Almada

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PresentationCourse Objectives

The 2nd cycle of studies in Clinical and Health Psychology has as main objective to provide a set of theoretical, practical and methodological tools that allow the development of professional skills in the evaluation and diagnosis, psychological monitoring and intervention in different clinical contexts.

Professional outputs

Professional psychology exercise.

Professional status

Clinical and Health Psychologist.

The professional title requires registration in the Order of Psychologists.

Obtaining Diploma

For the conclusion of the 2nd cycle of studies in Clinical and Health Psychology, the student complied with a curricular plan consisting of 120 compulsory ECTS credits:... [-]


Research Master in Genes in Behavior and Health

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands 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 methods to design and carry out high-quality research within the field of behavior genetics and genetic epidemiology. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Degree In General Psychology Health

CES Cardenal Cisneros
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 Spain Madrid

CES Cardenal Cisneros teaches the Master in General Health Psychology from the academic year 2015/2016 with the collaboration of major health centers specializing in mental health, as the Lopez-Ibor Clinic Hospitals Esquerdo Sanatorium, Benito Menni Care Complex and Casta Guadarrama, or Day Hospital Psychiatric Institute Montreal, with the aim of providing a comprehensive education and prepare students for integration into the labor market with the official title of General Health Psychologist. [+]

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The seventh additional provision of Law 33/2011, of October 4, General Public Health, forms the General Health Psychology profession as a regulated profession, the exercise must be in possession of the corresponding official title of Master in Health Psychology General, obtained under the conditions laid down in the Agreement of Council of Ministers of May 31, 2013, published in the "Official Gazette" of June 4, 2013.

CES Cardenal Cisneros teaches the Master in General Health Psychology from the academic year 2015/2016 with the collaboration of major health centers specializing in mental health, as the Lopez-Ibor Clinic Hospitals Esquerdo Sanatorium, Benito Menni Care Complex and Casta Guadarrama, or Day Hospital Psychiatric Institute Montreal, with the aim of providing a comprehensive education and prepare students for integration into the labor market with the official title of General Health Psychologist.... [-]


Master of Mental Health

Southern Cross University (Online)
Online Part time 2 years

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. [+]

Duration: Two years part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Aug, Oct Fees: $2300 per unit, find out about FEE-HELP 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.... [-]


Master's Degree in General Health Psychology

Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Madrid

This Master's program from Comillas Pontifical University stands out from the rest since its learning outcomes include intervention strategies concerning psychological problems from different psychology theory perspectives (systemic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral and psycho-dynamic), in order to be able to make proposals on the therapeutic course of action that best suits the situation in hand. Given the wide range of lines of treatment available, this Master's Degree has been allocated 120 ECTS credits. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Faro

The Master's program equips the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to practice in the field of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation (professional specialization in Neuropsychology) and to develop a research career in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (both specializations). [+]

The Master's Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology has two specializations:

Neuropsychology (limited to candidates with a BSc degree in Psychology); and

Cognitive Neuroscience (open to applicants with a background in Psychology and related sciences).

The Master provides in-depth knowledge about the brain and the wider nervous system and their relationship to cognition and behavior in normal and pathological conditions. The Master's program equips the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to practice in the field of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation (professional specialization in Neuropsychology) and to develop a research career in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (both specializations).... [-]