Why Indiana Institute of Technology?
The IIT online Master of Science in Psychology program recruits applicants. This program, offered by this small private university located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, does not require applicants to submit the results of standardized tests. Students are not required to have completed any prerequisite coursework in their undergraduate program. The program is administered by the university’s College of Arts and Sciences. There is no required minimum GPA to apply.
|University Name||Indiana Institute of Technology|
|Name of Degree||Master of Science in Psychology|
|School or Department Administering Program||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Cost per credit||$525.00|
|Tuition for Entire Program||$17,325|
|Prerequisite Courses and Skills||none|
|Campus Visit Required?||no|
|Typical Time to Complete||2 years|
|When Can Students Start the Program?||8 times per year|
|Does the Program Include a Capstone?||Yes|
|Does the program include a practicum or internship?||No|
|Other Features that Make the Program Unique||Although the program does not presently lead to licensure for independent practice in psychology, it may meet several of the academic requirements for such licensure as various states have different licensure requirements.|
|Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)||
|Program Description||The program’s 33 credits can be completed within two years, and includes a required capstone project but no required internship. The curriculum is designed around a generalist approach and no concentrations are offered. Students gain psychological knowledge, professional communication and technology skills, research and critical thinking competence, and an understanding of diversity and equity issues.|
What will I Learn?
The program aims to provide a breadth and depth of curriculum covering knowledge of psychological approaches and practices, required communication and technology skills, an understanding of ethics and diversity issues, and competence in research methodology necessary for professional practice and participation in the professional community. Students learn to write using APA style, and are equipped to compare and contract the major theories and approaches of psychology.
Students begin the program by studying foundational topics in courses such as Writing in Psychology, Multicultural Psychology and Lifespan Development. Students deepen their understanding through coursework in Advanced Counseling Theory, Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology, Psychopathology, Advanced Social Psychology and Advanced Biopsychology. Students gain fundamental skills while taking Statistics for Behavioral Sciences and Research Methods in Psychology. Students are required to take a Capstone coourse.
How much will the program cost?
Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $525 per credit for a total of 33 credits, or just over $17,000 for the entire degree.
How does the program fit into my life?
Most students complete the program within 2 years and are not required to visit campus at all during that time. Students attend classes according to the asynchronous instruction model. Every week, students will have access to online learning materials including prerecorded video, interactive exercises, online discussions, and other forms of enrichment. Students may also communicate with classmates and instructors for support through other methods.
Students can enter the program at one of eight start dates offered throughout the year. The program’s flexible curriculum and scheduling facilitates work-life balance.
This generalist program at the Indiana Institute of Technology will prepare students with an accessible overview of fundamental concepts and approaches in the psychological field. Students with a strong interest in a specific subject area may prefer to consider other programs, as this program does not offer any concentration areas. This program will not lead to licensure for independent practice, it provides fundamental skills within a flexible structure that may be attractive to many applicants.