University of West Florida

24 months
1029 USD/credit
463 USD/credit
369 USD/credit
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The Master's program in Psychology is designed to provide a thorough foundation in psychological theories and research, as well as opportunities for applied work for those who plan to enter the job market after completing the Master’s degree.  


Students who plan to enter doctoral programs will find that we also provide excellent preparation through research experience and opportunities to present and publish their work.

The M.A. in Psychology provides students with the study of human behavior. Graduate training in Psychology entails in-depth exploration and understanding of the core foundations of the biological bases of behavior, the social bases of behavior, the acquired bases of behavior, and the individual bases of behavior. As a scientific discipline, the study of psychology also requires competence in research methodology, statistics, and critical thinking. Psychology is an applied discipline, with applications in clinical health and mental health, business, and education. Students completing a master’s degree in Psychology will be prepared to pursue a wide range of careers at the master’s level or to pursue advanced training at the doctoral level. There are three areas of concentration in the master’s program: Applied Experimental, Counseling, and Industrial-Organizational. The student also has the option of fulfilling requirements for a certificate in Health Psychology in addition to the requirements for the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Sensation and Perception
  • Human Factors Psychology (I/O only)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Multicultural Counseling (LMHC only)
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Advanced Organizational Psychology 
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    IELTS or TOEFL needed


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
    GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

    English requirements

    IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
    6.5 (required)
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
    80 (required)
    PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Verbal and Quantitative score
    • Undergraduate cumulative GPA
    • Psychology undergraduate GPA
    • Submission of letter of intent
    • Submission of three letters of reference
    • Field experience or skill sets
    • Interview, if applying to the Counseling concentration

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1029 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      463 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      369 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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