Roosevelt University Online Master of Arts in General Psychology

Why Roosevelt University? 

Roosevelt University is a small, private university in Chicago, Illinois. This school offers the degree of Master of Arts in General Psychology via online learning. Applicants are expected to have completed undergraduate coursework in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and research methods. An undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 is expected. Applicants do not need to submit the results of standardized tests. 

Program Snapshot

University Name Roosevelt University
Location Chicago
State Illinois Grade none
Name of Degree Master of Arts in General Psychology
School or Department Administering Program College of Arts and Sciences
Credits 30
Cost per credit $1,265.00
Tuition for Entire Program $37,950.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills general psychology; abnormal psychology; research methods
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 1 year
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring
Program Concentrations none
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Foundations of Counseling
  • Chemical Dependence
  • Psychopathology
  • Learned Bases of Behavior for Counseling
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Human Development
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health Practice in Settings
  • Multicultural Counseling
Does the Program Include a Capstone? No
Does the program include a practicum or internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Designed for those currently employed in social work, counseling, nursing or business; can lead to advancement in the workplace or preparation for doctoral studies
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Knowledge Base in Psychology
  • Scientific Mindedness
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility in a diverse world
  • Communication
  • Professional Development
Program Description The program’s 30 credits can be completed within 1 year. Students are not required to complete a capstone project. There is no required internship either. Students gain fundamental clinical and research skills as well as habits of scientific mindedness and ethical behavior. 

What will I Learn?

Throughout the curriculum of this program, scientific mindedness and ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world are cornerstones of the teaching approach. Graduates will be equipped with a knowledge base in psychology, as well as exemplary communication skills. They will also gain the habits and motivation for lifelong learning and professional development. 

The curriculum is formulated to prepare students for clinical practice, beginning with courses in Foundations of Counseling, Chemical Dependence and Psychopathology. Students deepen their skillset via taking Learned Bases of Behavior for Counseling and Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy. They learn to contribute to the knowledge base of their professio in Advanced Research Methods and Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues. Courses in Human Development,  Mental Health Practice in Settings and Multicultural Counseling are also required.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 1 year and pay $1,265.00 per credit for a total of 30 credits, or just under $38,000 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

This program offers an accelerated schedule for graduation within one year. All students take the same courses in the same progression. Students can begin the program in Fall or Spring semester.

Courses are taught according to both asynchronous and synchronous learning models. In some classes, students meet with their instructor and classmates via videoconferencing for a class session at least weekly. In some classes, students follow a self-directed approach to completing a variety of course materials ranging from watching videos to completing written assignments to responding to discussion prompts. 


This program is designed for those currently employed in social work, counseling, nursing or business. The curriculum is intended to lead to workplace advancement, or students may be preparing to advance to further doctoral study. Faculty at Roosevelt specialize in research in employee motivation, violence against women, addictive disorders, and other subject areas.