Master of Arts in Psychology

The Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) contains 2 separate options to meet the needs of students through a variety of different programs. Students can choose from the following options:
 


Master of Arts in Psychology Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Psychology serves three broad groups:
  • students who wish to acquire knowledge in psychology to advance an already established career path;
  • students who have an interest in future doctoral level training, but who need additional preparation to apply competitively for such a program;
  • students who have a general interest in learning more about psychology and human behavior.


Master of Arts in Psychology - 37 Hours - Degree Requirements


PSYC 5310 Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology and Counseling 3
PSYC 5312 Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Theories 3
PSYC 5330 Psychology of Learning 3
PSYC 5332 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 5353 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 6301 Principles of Human Development 3
PSYC 6302 Measurement and Appraisal 3
PSYC 6306 Career Information and Career Counseling 3
PSYC 6310 Clinical Psychopathology 3
PSYC 6320 Research Techniques and Procedures 3
PSYC 6324 Seminar in Research 3
PSYC 6199 Thesis Defense 1
  3 Hours PSYC Elective 3
Total   37
 

RequirementsThis degree program is 37 hours of graduate coursework. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and complete all courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

Advantages and Opportunities

Graduates with a Master of Arts in Psychology may obtain employment in a range of settings including, but not limited to, community college teaching, law enforcement agencies, or private industry. The Master of Arts in Psychology does not provide training that leads to licensure and therefore, does not lead to independent practice.

 

Top Ten Reasons to Attend HBU’s  MAP-General Program

  1. The Christian environment at Houston Baptist University affirms all persons in and out of the classroom and facilitates high standards in one’s personal code of conduct
  2. The convenience and flexibility of course offerings make it possible for students to work full-time and still carry a full-time course load.
  3. There is a low student/professor ratio which allows for students to receive individual attention and mentoring
  4. The wide range of coursework that students are required to take is conducive to students narrowing their focus within the field of psychology
  5. The courses are taught by doctoral level professors and professionals in the field of psychology
  6. Students who are admitted to the program have an opportunity to conduct, present and publish original research
  7. The program prepares students for doctoral study in psychology
  8. HBU’s beautiful, serene campus is nestled within a flourishing international city
  9. The program prepares students for admittance to graduate programs which lead to licensure
  10. The program is designed to value, appreciate and develop students’ unique gifts and talents

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