Psychology (Masters)

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Offered as: Master

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  • Elective Option
  • Management Option
  • Thesis Option

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Why Study Masters of 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;
  • Gives individualized attention to each student;
  • Has alumni connections 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.

Where will I work?

Psychologists handle a plethora of problems, 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.*

*Center on Education and the Workforce

The demand for Social and Community Service Managers is expected to rise 10% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 13,200  jobs.**

The average median wage for a Social and Community Service Manager in the state of Pennsylvania is $67,070.**

**Bureau of Labor Statistics

The demand for School and Career Counselors is expected to rise 8% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 22,50  jobs.***

The average median wage for an Educational, guidance, school, and vocational counselor in the state of Pennsylvania is $57,320.***

***Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Success Stories

Jennifer Smith, ‘16, is a Program Specialist at Skills of Central Pennsylvania.

Larry Nelson, ‘11, is an Implementation Specialist for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Pennsylvania State University.

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.

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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.


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