Azusa Pacific University System
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The Master of Arts in Psychology emphasizes theory, research, and practice, providing students with the broadest range of education and experience to expand their academic and professional opportunities. This 36-unit program equips students for careers in industrial and organizational psychology, developmental psychology, or general psychology, and also serves as preparation for doctoral programs.
- Integrate God’s Word within the profession of psychology.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
- Identify and evaluate key personal and professional ethics affecting psychology professionals.
- Use technology in statistical analysis and data management.
- Examine cultural and diversity issues within the field of psychology.
Graduates of the M.A. in Psychology examine, evaluate, and apply psychological principles and methods in a variety of settings. Each emphasis area allows the student to focus on understanding and performing research pertinent to his or her area of study along with practical applications for prevention, intervention, and transformation. This dual focus distinguishes LAPU graduates in the field, increases their marketability, and equips them as professionals qualified to impact lives in a variety of settings whether improving the learning of a child, empowering people to enhance relationships, or transforming the culture of a business. The M.A. in Psychology prepares graduates for a range of high-demand career opportunities in private business, government, healthcare, education, and science/technology, as well as doctoral programs.
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