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General Psychology Specialization Master of Science in Psychology

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

What You'll Learn

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

Program Outcomes

  • Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology to academic and professional activities.
  • Apply theoretical and research findings from the discipline of psychology to professional and academic activities.
  • Communicate psychological concepts effectively using the professional standards of the discipline.
  • Determine the scientific merit of professional literature.
  • Embrace, respect, and respond to individual differences and diversity in the practice of psychology.

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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general psychology degree are often pursuing research or upper-level positions in research, assessment, and analysis with higher education, credentialing, or accrediting agencies.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Community counseling center
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Hospital
  • Human resources department
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Law enforcement
  • Market research firm
  • Mental health clinic
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P—12 public/private school
  • Residential care facility
  • Social service agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Child protective services specialist
  • Clinical specialist
  • Employee assistance program specialist
  • Employment specialist
  • Instructor
  • Intake counselor
  • Mental health worker
  • Program coordinator
  • Social services worker
  • Supervised visitation coordinator
  • Victim's advocate
Masters in Psychology Degree Online | Degree Outcomes - Capella University

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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