Psychology

Program Overview:

The Concordia University Chicago advanced degree in psychology is widely respected for its ability to prepare graduates with the qualifications essential to pursuing a career in academic research and instruction of psychology. Students will find this curriculum’s rigorous combination of timely theory and hands-on research experience an ideal foundation for pursuit of careers in education, research, and mental health across both academic and institutional sectors.

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • 2 year completion time
  • One course completed every 8 weeks
  • Classes meet on campus or in an online format

Program Objectives:

  • Acquire knowledge about the theoretical and practical aspects of the science of psychology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the many contributions of psychology to human existence.
  • Develop competence in research
  • Prepare for more advanced study in the science of psychology.

Areas of Study:

Research

  • Quantitative Analysis (online course)
  • Research in Psychology (on-campus course)
  • Advanced Research in Psychology (on-campus course)
  • One additional graduate statistics course chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Assessment

  • Assessment Techniques (on-campus course)
  • Applied Psychopathology and Diagnosis (online course)

Ethics

  • One graduate-level ethics course in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Thesis

  • PSY-6990 Master’s Thesis (includes the Capstone Experience)

Capstone Experience:

A master’s capstone is required for all Master of Arts candidates. This culminating project highlights the candidate’s mastery of content throughout his or her studies. Capstones are traditionally a summary of work demonstrating overall growth and specific understandings of the professional standards. The capstone serves as a performance-based evaluation and promotes reflective practice. It also demonstrates the professional’s proficiency in integrating technology and his or her ability to interpret theory into practice. It also demonstrates the professional’s proficiency in integrating technology and his or her ability to interpret theory into practice. The PSY-6990 Master’s Thesis includes the course satisfies the Capstone Experience requirement.

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.