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Fortune Ranks Regent University the #5 Best Online Master’s in Psychology Program in 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 27, 2022) – Regent University is pleased to announce that its Master of Science in Psychology program has been ranked among Fortune’s Best Online Master’s in Psychology Programs in 2022 now #5 in the nation. Regent took its place among the nation’s most outstanding master’s in psychology programs and was recognized alongside Pepperdine, Ball State, Kansas State, and Keiser universities.

“We are honored that Fortune has recognized Regent University once again as a leader in online degree programs,” said Dr. William L. Hathaway, executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Regent University. “Accolades like Fortune’s Best Online Programs tell the world what we already know: Regent’s rigorous scholarship and renowned faculty prepare our students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a competitive marketplace.”

“Our master’s in psychology is highly respected,” said Dr. Anna Ord, dean of the College of Health & Behavioral Sciences and director of the M.S. in Psychology program within the School of Psychology & Counseling. “Fortune’s recognition of our multiple award-winning psychology program further supports our commitment to developing industry-ready practitioners who are leading in the mental health field.”

Regent’s nonlicensure M.S. in Psychology program is offered fully online and offers top-level training in rapidly growing bodies of discovery about the brain, behavior, and thinking that shape the human experience. The curriculum—presented through a Christian worldview—also equips graduates to study at the doctoral level in basic science or applied psychology.

Students seeking an M.S. in Psychology degree from Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling can choose from six concentrations (39+ credit hours):

Regent’s award-wining doctoral programs in psychology/psychological studies include:

Additionally, Regent University College of Arts & Sciences offers these top-ranked online and on-campus undergraduate psychology degrees (120+ credit hours):

Fortune’s ranking of the best online Master’s in Psychology Programs stands out by finding schools that offer comprehensive curricula and seeing their graduates move up in their careers.

To learn more about Regent’s award-winning M.S. in Psychology program and other in-demand graduate psychology and counseling degrees, visit

About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university with more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University is ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for ten years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2022).

About the School of Psychology & Counseling

The School of Psychology & Counseling is one of a handful of Christian institutions offering programs accredited by both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Additionally, the school’s Psy.D. match rate is 20% higher than the national average. Known for delivering award-winning programs, students are taught by acclaimed faculty who integrate the science of human behavior with faith-based principles. The school offers both online and on campus degrees including M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. in School Counseling, M.A. in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling, M.A. in Pastoral Counseling, M.A. in Human Services, M.S. in Psychology, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, and Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies.