Online Master of Arts in Psychology

 

Overview of the Master in Psychology Online Program

If you’re fascinated by what motivates people or you love trying to understand human relationships, the fully online Master of Arts in Psychology can help you cultivate a life abundant with meaning and purpose—and help other people build richer lives as well.

With specializations in Life Coaching and Positive Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, you’ll develop into a competent and ethical professional that approaches psychology through the lens of your faith. This program prepares you for work in a variety of professional settings, whether you have a limited background in psychology or you hold an undergraduate degree in the field. You’ll also be able to pursue and implement your personal research interests.

  • Fully online program
  • Complete your degree in approximately one year
  • Led by faculty with experience as professional counselors, life coaches, and psychologists to pastors, organizational leaders, and medical professionals

 

You'll Learn To

  • Build your professional identity through acts of service
  • Understand mental health and well-being from traditional psychopathology and positive psychology perspectives
  • Promote human flourishing using the principles of positive psychology
  • Apply and integrate your faith in your career, including biblical and ethical principles

 

Career Opportunities

You’ll be prepared for a variety of professional settings, including life coaching, government, business, non-profits, industrial organizational psychology, and ministry. Although this program is not intended to qualify you for independent practice as a licensed professional counselor or psychologist, it can help you clarify your interest in professional psychology and/or begin working toward doctoral studies.

 

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Tuition & Financial Aid


Specialization Credit Hours Tuition

Positive Psychology

30 Total $490 / credit hour

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

30 Total $490 / credit hour

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid: indwes.edu/financial-aid, 800-621-8667 x2516, or NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

 

Core Courses

PSY-520,PSY-525,PSY-530,PSY-535,PSY-540,PSY-545

 

Specialization in Life Coaching and Positive Psychology Courses

PSY-561,PSY-562,PSY-563,PSY-590

 

Specialization in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Courses

PSY-566,PSY-567,PSY-568,PSY-590

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the Master of Arts in Psychology program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

The Master of Arts in Psychology program is designed for individuals from a variety of backgrounds and requires no specific prerequisite courses. However, for admission to the program, it is necessary that students meet the following requirements and submit relevant documentation.

  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), verified on official transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • The bachelor's degree may be in any field and there are no pre-requisite courses that must be completed prior to starting the program.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  • Two recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and professional competencies. Recent college graduates should have at least one academic recommendation. Applicants who have been out of college more than three years should submit professional recommendations.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the 30-credit-hour course of studies with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in all IWU graduate work. A grade of "C-" or below will require the course to be repeated.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the MA in Psychology program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.