Why Lynn University?
This online Master of Science in Psychology offered by this mid-sized private university in Boca Raton, Florida. While students are expected to demonstrate completion of an undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.0, there are no further requirements for standardized test results or prerequisite course completion.
The program is administered by the university’s College of Arts and Sciences
|University Name||Lynn University|
|Name of Degree||Master of Science in Psychology|
|School or Department Administering Program||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Cost per credit||$650.00|
|Tuition for Entire Program||$24,050.00|
|Prerequisite Courses and Skills||none|
|Campus Visit Required?||no|
|Typical Time to Complete||1 year|
|When Can Students Start the Program?||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Synchronous classes||mostly not|
|Does the Program Include a Capstone?||Yes|
|Does the program include a practicum or internship?||Yes|
|Other Features that Make the Program Unique||curriculum based on APA guidelines; iPad powered learning including preloaded applications and faculty-produced ebooks; courses taught by full-time faculty members; small class sizes; 8 week terms; practicum|
|Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)||
|Program Description||The program’s 37 credits can be completed within 1 year, and include a required internship and a required thesis. Students can choose to specialize in either a generalist pathway or in Industrial/Organizational psychology. The program emphasizes psychology theory and practice, ethics, and research methods.|
What will I Learn?
Ability to conduct research in psychology including research methods and statistics; Knowledge of psychopathology; Ability to behave ethically as a psychology professional; Knowledge of psychological science including human development, psychological history and systems, affective and biological bases of behavior, social psychology, theories of personality, and psychopharmacology curriculum based on APA guidelines; iPad powered learning including preloaded applications and faculty-produced ebooks; courses taught by full-time faculty members; small class sizes; 8 week terms; practicum y no
Students gain an introduction to the program in Graduate Orientation before moving into core curriculum in Personality Theories and Social and Cultural Foundations. Coursework in Advanced Social Psychology deepens their understanding, and they apply concepts during the Practicum in Applied Psychology. Students gain fundamental competencies while taking Research and Program Evaluation, Scientific Writing and Analysis and Thesis and Advanced Statistics. The remainder of the required credits are earned through five electives, for students in the generalist pathway, or five courses in Industrial and Organizational Psychology for students in that pathway.
Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: General, or Industrial/Organizational
Industrial and organizational psychology is the study of human cognitions and behavior within large organizations, specifically in workplaces. This subfield is primarily concerned with assessing and solving problems of human behavior at the individual, group and organizational levels within workplaces.
How much will the program cost?
Students finish their degree within 1 year and pay $650.00 per credit for a total of 37 credits, or just over $24,000 for the entire degree.
How does the program fit into my life?
The majority of courses are delivered asynchronously, which means that participants can complete online tasks at their own pace and can flex their schedule around other commitments. In some courses, students will be required to log in at a specific time. In both course models, lectures will be supplemented by readings, online activities, assignments, interactive activities, and other enrichment.
The program is finished by the students in one year. The program can be started by students in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. The program’s curriculum is adaptable and offers some flexibility.
The curriculum for this program is grounded in the guidance of the American Psychological Association, distinguished by required courses in scientific writing and a required orientation course. The school strives to lower barriers to educational access through its iPad program which facilitates distribution of preloaded applications and faculty-produced textbooks. Applicants may be attracted by the university’s small class sizes, and accelerated 8-week course schedule.