M.S. in General Psychology — Doctoral Preparation

School of Psychology & Counseling

The Master of Science in General Psychology with a concentration in Doctoral Preparation is an online degree that will prepare you to use principles of psychology in industries including academic, science, healthcare and business. Explore the core areas of psychological science, ranging from cognitive neuroscience to the dynamics of human social interactions. You will be prepared to study at the doctoral level in basic science or applied psychology, all through the lens of a Christian worldview.

  • Apply Multiple Regression and Path Analysis to psychological research through advanced statistics.
  • Learn the skills in general psychology that are highly valued by employers, such as analytical thinking, quantitative research, communication and problem-solving.
  • Earn your degree entirely online in 39 credit hours and as little as 18 months.

Career Opportunities:

  • Preparation for Doctoral Studies in Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Research Director
  • Human Services
  • Market Research

This program does not lead to licensure.

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 39

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Deadlines: 

  • Spring: Session C: December 1 | Session D: February 1 
  • Summer: Session E: April 1
  • Fall: Session A: July 15 | Session B: September 15

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must:

  • Hold a B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university. Desirable degrees include those in counseling, psychology or related human behavioral fields. Other degree fields will also be considered.
  • Have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA for all undergraduate coursework (3.0 preferred).

Application Process:

Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application

Step 2: Application Fee
Option 1: Pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a graduate School of Psychology & Counseling on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee. Please note that application fees paid prior to attending an online or on-campus information session cannot be refunded.

Step 3: Personal Goals Statement
Submit a personal goals statement demonstrating an interest in counseling relative to the HSC program. Please email to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces.

Step 4: Writing Sample
The admissions committee will evaluate a standardized writing sample for all applicants. Once your online application is complete you can submit the required writing sample through the ETS Criterion Service. This will be an online, timed essay prompt with a pre-determined topic. Applicants will receive immediate feedback on the essay from the ETS Criterion Service and the scores will be sent directly to the SPC Admissions Office. Read detailed instructions.

Step 5: Résumé
Submit a professional résumé or curriculum vitae to include three references with contact information. References should be able to address questions related to character, as well as your interpersonal and relational skills. Please email to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces.

Step 6: Transcripts
Regent University's Office of the Registrar is requesting your official transcripts from your degree-granting institution, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript in order to gain you an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces

* Please be aware that there are certain institutions from which we cannot request transcripts, including international institutions. You will be notified if we are unable to request your transcript.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4498 or email psycounadmissions@regent.edu, should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

 

M.S. in General Psychology                                                                         $650 per semester hour

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

Technology Fee               

$250

Parking Fee (on-campus students)

$100

Council of Graduate Students Fee                           
(on-campus students, fall & spring only)

$15

Rates are subject to change at any time.

 

 

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