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Earn Your Master’s in Psychology Online

Explore the intricacies of the human mind and behavior by pursuing your Master of Arts in Psychology online from American Public University (APU). You have the opportunity to examine the discipline from a variety of perspectives, including personality, development, human relations, and social and cultural diversity.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.


Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

A Solid Foundation

This program integrates scientific knowledge with academic research, scholarly and technical writing, and applied skills. Core coursework includes qualitative and quantitative methods in social science research, professional ethics, tests and measurements, and multicultural issues.

Focused Application

Choose from a variety of concentrations to meet your professional goals. Our concentration in military and trauma psychology is often sought by our active-duty military and veteran students.

Collaborative Learning

You will study alongside APU’s unique group of working professional students who share your passion for the field. They represent military, public safety, and other service-driven communities.

Is This For You?

This MA in Psychology has professional application for business, nonprofit, law enforcement, healthcare, research, and child and family services. The degree may also be preparation for further graduate study. However, the program does not provide licensure to engage in clinical practice, preparation for licensure, or professional certification.

Getting Started

No entrance exams or GRE® scores are required. But this master’s in psychology has prerequisite coursework admission requirements. Please request information to learn more.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families are eligible for our Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and master’s-level programs. Eligible family members include parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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