Tiffin University Online Master of Science in Psychology

Why Tiffin University? 

Tiffin University, a small private university in Tiffin, Ohio, offers this online pathway to a Master of Science in Psychology degree. Applicants are expected to hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  No specific prerequisite courses or standardized tests are required. The university’s School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences administers the program.

Program Snapshot

University Name Tiffin University
Location Tiffin
State Ohio
Niche.com Grade C+
Name of Degree MS in Psychology 
School or Department Administering Program School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
Credits 27
Cost per credit $600.00
Tuition for Entire Program $16,200.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 18 months
When Can Students Start the Program? 6 times per year
Program Concentrations none
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Statistical Procedures I and II
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Theories of Personality
  • Psychopathology
  • Professional Issues I: Law and Ethics
  • Professional Issues II: Cross Cultural Issues in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Capstone Research I and II
Does the Program Include a Capstone? Yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique experiential learning curriculum; PhD faculty instructors; curriculum reviewed regularly for relevance; fast time to degree
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Knowledge of human thought and behavior
  • Skills in research and analysis that can be applied in a wide range of professional settings
  • Developmental psychology
  • History and systems of psychology
  • Legal issues of the profession
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Research design and analysis
  • Social psychology
  • Statistical procedures
  • Theories of personality
Program Description The program’s 27 credits can be completed within 18 months, and include a required capstone but no required internship. Offering a curriculum addressing psychological science and research methods, the program provides fundamentals within a generalist model. No concentrations are offered. 

What will I Learn?

Graduates will be equipped with knowledge of human thought and behavior and skills in research and analysis that can be applied in a wide range of professional settings. The curriculum is built on a generalist model, providing students with an overview of fundamental concepts in developmental psychology, history of psychology, neuropsychology, social psychology, theories of personality, and psychopathology. Graduates will also gain the tools for professional-level research including research methods, statistics and legal contexts. 

Students begin the program by studying foundational topics in courses such as History and Systems of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Advanced Theories of Personality and Psychopathology. Students deepen their understanding through coursework in Professional Issues I: Law and Ethics, Professional Issues II: Cross Cultural Issues in Psychology. Other required courses include Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology. Students gain fundamental skills while taking Statistical Procedures I and II and Research Design and Analysis. As a capstone to the curriculum, students are required to take Capstone Research I and II.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 18 months and pay $600.00 per credit for a total of 27 credits, or just over $16,000 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Synchronous instruction is a hallmark of the program. Students attend classes at predetermined times and interact with instructors and peers. Students are not required to visit campus.

After completing 18 months of rigorous training, students graduate from the program. Six start dates are available throughout the year for students to enroll in the program. The program’s curriculum is adaptable, giving students more freedom to choose which courses to enroll in and when.


Tiffin University offers students a curriculum grounded in experiential learning, with class projects and activities designed to help students practice applying concepts to real-world situations whenever possible. PhD faculty instructors collaborate to review the curriculum regularly for relevance. The program has comparatively fewer required credits than many peers, which will prove attractive to applicants looking for a fast time to degree.