Touro University Online Master of Arts in Psychology 

Why Touro University? 

This university in New York, New York, is a small private institution with a Jewish perspective. It offers an online Master of Arts in Psychology degree program. Students are expected to have earned a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their undergraduate coursework. No standardized test results are required for your application. Students are not required to have completed any prerequisite coursework in their undergraduate program. The program is administered by the university’s School of Psychology.  

Program Snapshot

University Name Touro University
Location New York
State New York Grade B
Name of Degree Master of Arts Psychology 
School or Department Administering Program School of Psychology
Credits 36
Cost per credit $500.00
Tuition for Entire Program $18,000.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA 2.5
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 1 year
When Can Students Start the Program? 6 starts throughout year
Program Concentrations Media Psychology; Educational Psychology; Health Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Child and Adolescent Development
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Foundation of Applied Psychology 
  • Developmental Issues Across the Life Span 
  • The Psychological Impact of Media and
  • Technology 
  • Principles of Consumer Psychology 
  • Group Dynamics 
  • Applied Research Methods and Statistics 
  • Professional Ethics 
  • Overview of Health Psychology 
  • Capstone
Does the Program Include a Capstone? Yes
Does the program include a practicum or internship? No
Other Features that Make the Program Unique specialization in media psychology; worldwide scope of courses and participants; Jewish perspective
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Use a variety of literacy and communication skills that enhance individual and organizational effectiveness
  • Identify key theories of psychology, application of theories to real life situations in the areas of media and communication, and education
  • Identify multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural considerations for applied psychology; Demonstrate strategic, analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities required
  • Utilize appropriate applied research methodologies with immediate relevance and application to media and communications, education and other field
  • Demonstrate attentiveness to interpersonal skills needed to collaborate and lead in organizations, institutions and enterprises in which media is a key component
  • Demonstrate the awareness of legal and ethical standards in the profession
  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychological applications in multiple areas and the ability to critique the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of these applications
Program Description  The program’s 36 credits can be completed within 1 year. Students do not complete an internship. A capstone project is required. Students will gain a foundation in psychological theory and practice as well as research methodology and communication skills within 5 concentration areas: Media Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Child and Adolescent Development.

What will I Learn?

Graduates will learn to a use a variety of literacy and communication skills to build organizational effectiveness and demonstrate strategic, analytical and critical thinking skills. Graduates will be attentive to interpersonal, collaboration and leadership skills. They will demonstrate knowledge of psychological theories and practices and be able to apply these ideas to a variety of problems and situations.  

Students can specialize in one of the following concentrations: Media Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology,  Forensic Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development. Media Psychology is the study of psychological phenomena which emerge from human interaction with digital media, particularly digital media. Educational psychology is the branch of psychology concerned with the learning process, including cognitive processes, the learning environment, the relationship between teachers and learners, the process of lifelong learning, and other topics.  Health Psychology addresses the psychological impacts of health changes and processes, including aging and stress. Forensic psychology is the application of psychological approaches and skills to the legal arena, primarily through the psychological assessment of individuals involved with the legal system, such as suspected criminals. Child and Adolescent Development psychology involves the study of human growth and changes in the areas of emotion, cognition, and other psychological processes.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 1 year and pay $500 per credit for a total of 36 credits, or $18,000  for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Courses may be taught synchronously or asynchronously. In a synchronous class, students log in at the same time as their instructor and the instructor teaches the class via videoconferencing. In a synchronous class, students complete course activities at their own pace. They may watch prerecorded video lectures, but much of the learning occurs through participation in online interactive activities. 

The curriculum can be finished by students in one year if they follow a rigorous and expedited timetable. 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. 


This flexible program offers a range of interesting specializations across multiple subject areas, and applicants may be especially attracted to the opportunity to study the unique area of media psychology. The program offers a worldwide scope, and a distinctive curricular focus on building management and leadership skills alongside psychological subject knowledge. The program is well-regarded and in terms of cost-to-degree, the program is comparable to peers.