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Note: We are not currently admitting students for the Spring/Fall 2016 semesters. The next review of applications will begin March 1, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission.

We will still be offering classes during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters! Those interested in registering for graduate level courses during that time are encouraged to apply for nondegree seeking status. With permission of course instructors, and necessary pre-requisites, students can complete up to 9CR of graduate coursework that may ultimately apply toward the MA degree.

Learn more about applying to the MA in psychology program below.

*Although we do not require that applicants have an undergraduate major in psychology, applicants are required to have taken some coursework in psychology. We recommend an introductory course, a course in research methods in psychology, a course in statistics, and at least one content course.*

Please contact Program Director, Professor Mark Stasson) with questions or for more information. (**Note, please contact Shana VonRuden, during summer schedule May 2 – August 20). 

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to working with you as your education journey begins at Metropolitan State University.

Metropolitan State University's Psychology Master of Arts program is focused on applied social and community health psychology. As such, the program educates students in the systematic application of psychological theories and research on social issues, institutions, and settings that influence individuals, groups, and organizations.

The program will also:

  • Give you the knowledge needed to pursue a psychology career with non-profit organizations, human service agencies, government offices, planning and research units, public policy making institutions, human resource agencies, and colleges and universities.
  • Prepare you to build and use people's strengths and competencies, rather than focusing on their pathologies and deficits.
  • Provide a theoretical orientation that requires you to examine the complex relationships among individual, family, and community well-being and the impact of the wider environment in which people live and work.
  • Prepare you for doctoral study in Social Psychology, Public Health, Community Psychology and related areas.

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The MA in Psychology program is housed in the Psychology Department, Midway Center, Suites 100B and 101, 651-999-5820.

For more information about the MA in Psychology program, call the Psychology Department to obtain an application packet. E-mail questions to mark.stasson@metrostate.edu.

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