Psychology (Masters)

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Offered as: Master

Available Options
  • Elective Option
  • Management Option
  • Thesis Option

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Why Pursue a Master in Psychology at Mount Aloysius College?

The Master of Science Degree in Psychology prepares students who are employed in a related field and who aspire to enhance or to obtain professional knowledge, skills, and credentials for career advancement or who are seeking a gradual transition to doctoral level work.

The Psychology program at Mount Aloysius is:

  • Focused on preparing students for doctoral programs
  • Highly individualized attention
  • Alumni work in a variety of settings, including research and service

The curriculum is designed to expose students to research, theory, and applications in most subfields of psychology.

Program Highlights

  • Convenience – designed for the working professional, with evening classes held year-round
  • Flexible – students can move through the program at their own pace.
  • Graduates are prepared for a career in behavioral modification and psychological research, advancement within social service agencies, or to continue with doctoral level studies.
  • Affordable tuition.

Where will I work?

Upon graduation, MAC Psychology, MS, alumni work in a diverse array of fields including

  • research
  • mental health services
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

Although salaries vary widely across specific professions, geographical regions, and ultimate degree earned, median national salaries for workers with graduate degrees in psychology was approximately $65,000 in 2015 according to the Center on Education and the Workforce (see p. 126 of the full report of The Economic Value of College Majors).

Who will teach me?

Students are supported by full-time faculty who hold the highest possible degrees in their diverse sub-disciplines, are dedicated to the profession of teaching and learning, and are wholeheartedly committed to student success.  In addition, talented, well-educated part-time faculty help to further develop students’ practice-based knowledge and skills.

Recent Success Stories

Jennifer Smith, Class of 2016, is a Program Specialist at Skills of Central Pennsylvania.

Larry Nelson, Class of 2011, is an Implementation Specialist for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Pennsylvania State University.

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Admission Requirements
  • An application with professional career/goal statement and a $30 application fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcript(s).
  • Current resume.
  • An undergraduate statistics course is required; an undergraduate research methods course is highly recommended.
  • Applicants with an overall grade point average above a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale are NOT required to take the GRE exam. Applicants who already hold an advanced degree are NOT required to take the GRE exam. The GRE score must be less than five years old at the time of application.
Comprehensive Exam Requirement

A comprehensive examination is required after the completion of the core courses. The comprehensive exam will evaluate the learning of the material from the required course work and will be in appropriate sections. Any sections failed by the student must be retaken.

What’s the next step?

  • Request Information (top of this page!)
  • Schedule a visit and see the campus
  • Apply to become a Mountie!


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