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Psychology, M.A.

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  • 15 months
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The Master of Arts in Psychology; Mental Health track at Fisher College is designed to provide students with a graduate level foundation in psychology and mental health which will prepare them for employment in a variety of helping professions, government work, advocacy, or doctoral preparation.


The uniqueness of this one year program is that it is designed for those who have minimal experience in psychology or human services and those who have achieved a degree in those areas. The Master of Arts in Psychology, Mental Health track offers graduate students the opportunity to learn about the mental health field all while working directly with faculty to clarify their individual interest in psychology.At the completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Understand qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research studies.
  • Critically analyze peer-reviewed literature.
  • Examine the most appropriate methods and understand different types of research designs, including survey, experimental, and quasi-experimental.
  • Students will design, conduct, write, and present new psychological research.
  • Analyze several different aspects of human development, including, but not limited to:cognitive development, social development, and emotional development.
  • Evaluate the impact of mental health issues on society at micro and macro levels.
  • Explore various types of trauma (physical, sexual, emotional), and how they affect individuals, couples, families, and groups differently.
  • Analyze literature on mental health diagnoses, psychopharmacology, trauma, and resiliency.
  • Evaluate the psychological, sociological, and biological concerns related to aging.
  • Analyze attitudes, reactions, values, and beliefs about death, dying and grief across cultures in the United States

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • PS501 Counseling Theory
  • PS502 Psychopathology
  • PS505 Advanced Human Development
  • PS508 Crisis Intervention and Disaster Mental Health
  • PS511 Research and Evaluation
  • PS515 Social and Cultural Foundations
  • PS620 Psychopharmacology 
  • PS621 Death and Dying
  • PS623 Social Gerontology
  • PS633 Psychological Trauma Across the Lifespan

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For more information please visit the university's website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30389 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    30389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30389 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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