Master of Science in Psychology


The online Master of Science (MS) in Psychology degree at Tiffin University offers students the opportunity to gain a broad, graduate-level education in the areas of psychology such as Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Neuropsychology. The program provides students with knowledge of human thought and behavior as well as research and analytic skills that can be applied in a wide-range of professional settings. Graduates of our program will be qualified to teach Psychology courses in community colleges and to pursue a Doctorate in Psychology, if desired. The Master of Science in Psychology degree is focused on scientific/experimental psychology and not counseling/clinical psychology, and does not lead to licensure of any kind.

Additionally, the Online Master of Science in Psychology degree at Tiffin University is offered in a convenient and accessible format. This allows students world-wide and at different stages of life with the opportunity to study graduate-level psychology with minimal interference in their personal and professional lives. Every course in the program is developed and taught by a faculty member with a PhD in the field.

Did you know?

  • Industrial-organizational psychologists earned an annual average salary of $87,960 in 2013, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The overall salary range for industrial-organizational psychologists was between about $49,570 and $140,390.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected job growth in the field of Psychology will be 53% between now and 2022.

Potential Career Opportunities in Psychology:

  • Research Assistant
  • Lab Manager
  • Employee Trainer
  • Market Researcher
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Parole Officer
  • Psychology Program Manager
  • Child Protection Worker
  • Rehabilitation Counselor


All TU students in the Online Master of Science in Psychology program fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

  • Statistical Procedures I (2 credit hours)
  • Statistical Procedures II (2 credit hours)
  • Research Design and Analysis I (2 credit hours)
  • Research Design and Analysis II (2 credit hours)
  • Professional Issues I: Law and Ethics (2 credit hours)
  • Professional Issues II: Cross Cultural Issues (2 credit hours)
  • History and Systems of Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Advanced Theories of Personality (3 credit hours)
  • Psychopathology (3 credit hours)
  • Social Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Cognitive Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Neuropsychology (3 credit hours)
  • Capstone Research I (2 credit hours)
  • Capstone Research II (2 credit hours)

Total Semester Hours for the Degree (37 credit hours)

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Online classes are all offered in seven (7) week terms starting in January, March, May, July, August, and October.

  • Discounts are available to Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P.) members, active military & spouses, members of Commodore Perry Credit Union, LA County employees, Marathon Petroleum employees, and AVI employees.
  • Accreditations: The Higher Learning Commission

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