Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology

Why Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University? 

This online program seeks candidates wishing to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Applied Psychology. Applicants to this very large public research university in College Station, Texas are expected to hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The program is administered by the university’s College of Liberal Arts, which does not require any specific undergraduate coursework for applicants.

Program Snapshot

University Name Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
Location College Station
State Texas
Niche.com Grade A+
Name of Degree Master of Science in Applied Psychology
School or Department Administering Program College of Liberal Arts
Credits 36
Cost per credit $803.89
Tuition for Entire Program $28,940.04
Test Requirements GRE
Minimum GPA 2.5
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 2 years
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Institutional Research
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Educational Psychology/Teaching
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychological Processes
  • Theories of Learning
  • Human Development
  • Applied Psychology
  • History and Systems
  • Psychology Thesis
Does the Program Include a Capstone? Yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique required thesis
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Compute, interpret, and present descriptive and/or inferential analysis of data
  • Write summaries of existing research, addressing all sections of APA style manuscripts
  • Identify, summarize, and integrate relevant theories and research in content areas of specialization
  • Analyze the limitations of existing research and/or data, articulate gaps in knowledge, and write a logical argument to justify position or project
  • Write hypotheses for research or learning outcomes for applied projects that are directly supported by existing theory, research, and/or organizational data
  • Develop and design a novel project supported by existing theory, research, and/or data to address a problem, issue, or gap in knowledge
  • Integrate project results with existing theory, research, and/or data in an area to draw evidence-based conclusions and recommendations
Program Description The program’s 36 credits can be completed within two years, and include a required capstone. Students can specialize in one of the following concentration areas: Experimental Psychology, Institutional Research, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology/Teaching. The curriculum highlights data and research literacy.

What will I Learn?

Graduates of this program display expert data and statistical literacy and can apply their knowledge to summarize research, identify its limitations, and produce new research. They complete applied projects in psychology and connect these projects to existing scholarship. The focus in this program is on evidence and justification for psychological theory and practice.  

Foundational concepts in the program are covered in courses in Social Psychological Processes, Theories of Learning and Human Development. Additional compulsory topics are discussed in Applied Psychology, and History and Systems. All students must take Behavioral Statistics and Research Methods. 

Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Experimental Psychology, Institutional Research, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Psychology/Teaching. 

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2 years and pay $803.89 per credit for a total of 36 credits, or just under $29,000 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

All courses in this program are taught according to the asynchronous instructional model. This means that students are not required to attend classes at a set time each week, and do not experience “live” lectures. Instead they complete online activities each week in order to fulfill learning objectives and be assessed on their learning. Activities can include practice exercises, hands-on case studies, online discussion, or watching videos.

Students complete the program within 2 years. The curriculum offers a flexible schedule for students. Students do not visit campus unless they wish.


Considering the prestigious reputation and active research program of the psychology department at this university, this online program has a low barrier to entry for applicants wishing to take advantage of the opportunity to build career and academic aptitudes. Faculty at Texas A&M pursue research in the areas of personality processes, cellular neuroscience, and diversity science, among other topics. In keeping with this intensive research tradition, students in this online master’s program are required to complete a substantial thesis, allowing them to hone real-life research skills while pursuing an area of special interest.