Why Fayetteville State University?
The online Master of Arts in Psychology offered by this small, public, historically black university in Fayetteville, North Carolina recruits applicants. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the completion of at least six undergraduate credits in psychology including at least one course in general psychology, with a GPA of 2.6 overall. The program is administered by the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which does not require standardized testing for applicants.
|Fayetteville State University
|Name of Degree
|Master of Arts in Psychology
|School or Department Administering Program
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences
|Cost per credit
|Tuition for Entire Program
|Prerequisite Courses and Skills
|6 undergraduate credits in psychology including general psychology
|Campus Visit Required?
|Typical Time to Complete
|When Can Students Start the Program?
|multiple times per year
|Does the Program Include a Capstone?
|Does the program include a practicum or internship?
|Other Features that Make the Program Unique
|Substantial Reduction of tuition for NC residents; Offers Behavioral Research Certificate and Professional Psychology Certificate that can be completed alongside the MA to demonstrate proficiency
|The program’s 36 credits can be completed within 1-2 years, and include a required capstone but no internship. Students learn major theories of individual and family development and behavior. They also gain fundamental skills in psychological research.
What will I Learn?
This program provides graduates with an overview of individual and family development and behavior. The curriculum emphasizes the significance of human diversity along various axes. Graduates will be equipped to conduct applied research in psychology. The program emphasizes the formation of ethical behavior and professional values.
Foundational curriculum is covered in Psychology of Diversity, Developmental Psychology, and Biological Aspects of Behavior. Students gain fundamental skills while taking Statistics, Research Methods and Psychological Consultation and Supervision. Studying Psychology of Diversity, Developmental Psychology, Ethical and Professional Issues, and Psychology of Social and Interpersonal Communication, students come to the end of their coursework. As a capstone, they consolidate their learning in Capstone Seminar. Remaining credits are electives.
How much will the program cost?
Students finish their degree within 1-2 years and pay $477.50 per credit for a total of 36 credits, or just over $17,000 for the entire degree.
How does the program fit into my life?
Synchronous instruction refers to the delivery of courses online where students log in at the same time as their instructor and classmates. Some courses may be taught asynchronously, which means that participants can complete online exercises at their own pace rather than being forced to log in at a specific time. Videos created by the instructor, discussions in online forums, practice problems, and other exercises can comprise required online activities. Students do not visit campus.
The program is finished by the students in 1-2 years. There are numerous start dates available each year, enabling students to start the program as soon as they are accepted. The curriculum and schedule are fairly flexible.
This generalist program offers a rigorous overview curriculum accompanied by the opportunity to explore a student’s interests through elective courses. A substantial tuition reduction is available for North Carolina residents. The school offers a Behavioral Research Certificate and Professional Psychology Certificate that can be completed alongside the MA to demonstrate proficiency in these areas. In terms of cost-to-degree, the program is comparable to peers.