Innovations in behavioral and mental health begin with deep
research on the human mind. Governors State’s Master of Arts in Psychology. prepares you to make a difference in
the lives of your community members as you develop the specialized knowledge
and ethical standards needed to help patients overcome psychological
dysfunction through appropriate assessment and treatment. The Psychology M.A.
is tailored to fit your personal and professional goals. To get more information about the program please follow the link to MA Psychology Handbook (Rev. 5/21).
In this program, you will be trained as both scientist and
practitioner. Obtain the comprehensive understanding of content, theories, and
methodological approaches needed to practice psychology in the clinical setting.
Reach your career goals
With the M.A. degree in psychology you will be prepared to work
as a clinician, in research settings or in teaching positions at the
community-college level. Most careers in the psychology profession require a
degree beyond the undergraduate level. With a Psychology M.A., you will be
prepared to enter the field directly as a clinician or to pursue an advanced
Why get a Master of Arts in Psychology?
Professionals in the field of psychology make a difference at every level—from the
individual to the family to the community. Your work changes lives, and your impact on the community starts here.
collected in 2018 lists the national median salary for marriage and family therapists with
an M.A. degree to be $50,090 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Train to serve as a Clinical Psychologist in our
54-credit hour sequence designed to prepare you for a variety of clinical
Download the Clinical Student Handbook
Dr. Lamise Shawahin
Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Office Location: G388
Meet Our Faculty
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M.A. in Psychology Curriculum and Required Prepara
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Non-degree Certificate Programs
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School Psychology, Ed.S.
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