LeTourneau University Online Master of Science in General Psychology

Why LeTourneau University? 

This small private Christian university in Longview, Texas offers a Master of Science degree in General Psychology. No standardized test results are required for your application. Students are not required to have completed any prerequisite coursework in their undergraduate program. There is no minimum required GPA for admission. The program is administered by the university’s School of Psychology and Counseling. 

Program Snapshot

University Name LeTourneau University
Location Longview
State Texas
Niche.com Grade B+
Name of Degree Master of Science in General Psychology
School or Department Administering Program School of Psychology and Counseling
Credits 39
Cost per credit $525.00
Tuition for Entire Program $20,475.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? multiple times per year
Program Concentrations none
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Research Methods
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Psychological Testing
  • Learning Theories in Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Health Psychology
  • Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Understanding Christian Vocation
  • 4 electives
Does the Program Include a Capstone? No
Does the program include a practicum or internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique 7 week courses; emphasis on Christian approach; range of electives is greater than in some small programs
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Knowledge of human development and psychology across the lifespan
  • Knowledge of psychology systems and approaches including learning theories and theories of personality
  • Ability to behave ethically as a psychology professional
  • Ability to appraise psychological issues in adults and children including psychological testing
  • Knowledge of biological bases of behavior and the link between psychology and health
  • Knowledge of psychology interventions
  • Ability to assess and conduct research in psychology including experimental methods and statistics
  • Knowledge of the links between psychology and the Christian vocation
Program Description  The program’s 39 credits can be completed within 2 years. A capstone is not required and there is no required internship. Students gain understanding of the links between Christian vocation and psychological theory and practice, along with fundamental knowledge of psychological science and research methods.

What will I Learn?

The program aims to provide a breadth and depth of curriculum covering knowledge of human development across the lifespan, including theories of personality and knowledge of psychology systems. Graduates will also be equipped to conduct research in psychology topics, and to behave ethically as psychology professionals. Having learned the fundamentals of biological bases of behavior and the skills of psychological assessment, graduates will be well-informed about the latest theories in psychological interventions. 

Students begin the program by studying foundational topics in courses such as Lifespan Human Development and Theories of Personality. Students gain fundamental skills while taking Research Methods and Psychological Testing. Students deepen their understanding through coursework in Learning Theories in Psychology, and Health Psychology. Other required courses include Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology, Biological Bases of Behavior and Understanding Christian Vocation. The remainder of the required credits are earned through elective courses. 

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $525.00 per credit for a total of 39 credits, or just under $20,475.00 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Some courses are synchronous, meaning that students attend online classes at a specified time along with their instructor and classmates. Some courses may be taught asynchronously, meaning that students are not required to attend an online class at a specified time, but instead complete online activities on their own schedules.  Online materials may include video lectures, group discussions, practice exercises, and other activities.both no Students complete the program within 2 years. Multiple start dates per year are offered, allowing students to begin the program shortly after being accepted. The program is fairly flexible, offering students a choice of which courses to take and when. 


Applicants will be attracted to this program if they wish to enjoy the convenience of accelerated seven week courses, enabling students to focus intensively on one topic at a time. The program offers a greater range of elective courses than many other smaller universities, providing a balance between academic opportunities and personalized attention. While the Christian worldview espoused by the institution may be an advantage for some, it may be a disadvantage for others.