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 graduate degree.

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.

Data 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).

Delivery Format

Train to serve as a Clinical Psychologist in our 54-credit hour sequence designed to prepare you for a variety of clinical venues.

Download the Clinical Student Handbook

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Lamise Shawahin

Dr. Lamise Shawahin
Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Office Location: G388

Naomi Fenton

Naomi Fenton
Academic Advisor
Office: G304

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M.A. in Psychology Curriculum and Required Preparation

M.A. in Psychology Curriculum and Required Prepara

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Non-degree Certificate Programs

Non-degree Certificate Programs

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School Psychology, Ed.S.

School Psychology, Ed.S.

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