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STATUS CHANGE FOR thursDAY, January 20: lmu-Corbin operating on a 2-hr delay

The LMU-Corbin site will operate on a 2-hr delay Thursday, January 20. Classes will remain in person and the site will open at 10 a.m. All other LMU sites are operating on a regular schedule. 

Program Overview

Pave your way to career advancement with the Master of Science (MS) in Psychology online degree from Lincoln Memorial University.  In 18 months or less, you can earn a degree from an accredited program, and be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities.

Gain a better understanding of topics ranging from statistical analysis to applied psychology, such as teaching methods, legal and ethical issues, and addiction.  Our program also includes a summer practicum, which will allow you to receive course credit for volunteering at a behavioral science placement of your choice.

Upon completion of the MS in Psychology program, you will be equipped with a skill set that includes the following:

  • Identification of current concerns regarding the status of psychology as a discipline and professional practice
  • A better understanding of key figures, central concerns, and methods that cut across content domains
  • Ability to explain complex behavior by integrating concepts from different content domains
  • Increased understanding and ability to apply statistical methods to answer research questions
  • Recognize and defend against biases (e.g., personal, cultural, cognitive) that might otherwise distort conclusions
  • Employ research and professional interventions, while accounting for individual and cultural diversity and its complexity
  • A better understanding of the legal and ethical challenges in area of concentration
  • Recognize and acknowledge how discrimination and oppression may adversely influence interaction
  • Interact effectively and sensitively with diverse others

 

What can I do with a Master’s Degree in Psychology?

LMU’s MS degree in Psychology is not a clinical or counseling program, so it will not lead directly to licensure.  Currently, the American Psychological Association only offers accreditation for doctoral, internship and postdoctoral residency programs.  However, our program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  Degrees earned at SACS-accredited schools are recognized by other graduate and post-graduate institutions should you choose to pursue a terminal degree in the field.  Students at SACS-accredited schools are also more likely to qualify for several special benefits, including corporate tuition reimbursement.

Since psychology is such a broad and diverse field of study, enrolling in LMU’s MS Psychology program may provide direct entry to the following professions and domains:

  • Full-time faculty/administrator at a Two-Year College (Junior College)
  • Law Enforcement (increased salary ceiling)
  • Data Analysis/Program Evaluation for School Districts
  • Defense Contractors
  • Marketing Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Employee Training/Human Resources
  • Mental Health Behavioral Technician
  • In addition, you will also be well-positioned for entry into a doctoral program in psychology (Ph.D/PsyD).