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General Psychology Specialization Master of Science in Psychology

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science


Total program credits needed for graduation: 50

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One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

Core Courses

Fifteen Required Courses, 65 quarter credits

PSY5002† Foundations of Theory and Practice for Master's Psychology Learners OR 5 quarter credits
PSY5005† Foundations of Theory and Practice for Master's Psychology Learners 5 quarter credits
PSY7610 Tests and Measurements 5 quarter credits
PSY7860 Survey of Research Methods 5 quarter credits
PSY7864 Quantitative Design and Analysis 5 quarter credits

Core Courses

25 course credits

PSY7210 Lifespan Development 5 quarter credits
PSY7411 Learning Theories in Psychology 5 quarter credits
PSY7421 Cognitive/Affective Psychology 5 quarter credits
PSY7520 Social Psychology 5 quarter credits
PSY7543* Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology 5 quarter credits

Integrative Projects

Taken during learner's final quarter.

PSY5201* Integrative Project for Master's Degree in Psychology 5 quarter credits

†Learners who may need additional support developing graduate-level academic and professional writing skills are placed in PSY5005.

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

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What Can I Expect?

Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 15 credits into this specialization.

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Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.

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