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 APU 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, health care, education, and science/technology, as well as doctoral programs.