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Master's in Psychology in Life Coaching and Positive Psychology

If you are searching for Life Coaching Certification and want to apply the principles of positive psychology to your practice, discover what Indiana Wesleyan University has to offer. With our MA in Psychology with Life Coaching and Positive Psychology specialization, you can develop the skills to change lives in a variety of professional settings and roles. You can also work as an independent consultant who transforms lives in many contexts. Students in this program learn from faculty with professional experience in life coaching, counseling, organizational leaders, and other high-level roles in this field.

Why Pursue My MS in Psychology at IWU?

There are several benefits to learning at IWU, whether you pursue an online or campus experience. We provide comprehensive student services, including tech support, tutoring, and full-time chaplains to all our students. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we lock in the rate of your tuition once you begin classes. This helps you accurately forecast the total cost of your Master’s degree in Psychology program from start to finish.

What Will I Learn in This Life Coaching and Positive Psychology Specialization?

The purpose of the Life Coaching and Positive Psychology specialization is to help students learn the skills to become competent professionals who view their careers through the lens of their faith. Course topics include a comprehensive spectrum of topics, including lifespan development, trends in psychopathology, life coaching and positive psychology, leadership, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

30 Credit Hours


$499/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This MA in Psychology

The curriculum for this master’s with Life Coaching and Positive Psychology specialization covers how to:

  • Develop professional skills and identity through virtuous goals and acts of service
  • Comprehend and analyze mental health and well-being from traditional psychopathology and positive psychology perspectives
  • Apply appropriate methods of positive psychology to promote patient flourishing
  • Purse a career and personal life based on Christ-centered beliefs and ethical decision-making

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Business
  • Government
  • Industrial
  • Life Coaching
  • Non-profits

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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