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Online M.S. in Psychology: Courses

DMU’s Unique Model – which roots every course in a Catholic understanding of the human person — is forming students to meet the growing demand in today’s culture for professionals who recognize the dignity and uniqueness of each man, woman and child. DMU students learn to look beyond demonstrated behaviors and see the whole person, helping them to grow spiritually, emotionally, and biologically. An DMU education not only provides a firm foundation in psychology, but also the knowledge and skills necessary to help people develop virtues and flourish as human beings. The Institute for the Psychological Sciences’ M.S. in Psychology is an online program prepared specifically to help students to grow in their careers, both after the degree’s completion as well as throughout the coursework. Students will be able to apply acquired practical skills to their workplace or ministry as they learn them. A non-therapeutic degree, this M.S. in Psychology enables students to increase their competencies as professionals in psychology-related fields, while, at the same time, to make an impact on those they serve, strengthened by knowledge of a rich body of Catholic teachings on the human person.

Marriage and Family Concentration:

Core:

PSY 550 Helping People Flourish: A Catholic-Christian Approach to Psychology

PSY 560 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

PSY 565 Developmental Psychopathology: Risk and Resilience

PSY 515 Cognition and Affect Across the Lifespan

PHT 508 The Catholic-Christian Vision of Flourishing: Vocations & Virtues

PSY 570 Statistical Analysis for Psychology and the Social Sciences

PSY 575 Social Psychology, Groups, and Diversity

PSY 585 Research Methodology and Design, Evidence-based Practice, and Program Evaluation

Electives: 

PSY 520 Marriage and Family Systems Theory

PSY 525 Human Sexuality or

PHT 533 Flourishing in Relationships

PSY 530 Marriage and Family Interventions

 


 

Leadership Psychology Concentration

Core:

PSY 550 Helping People Flourish: A Catholic-Christian Approach to Psychology

PSY 560 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

PSY 565 Developmental Psychopathology: Risk and Resilience

PSY 515 Cognition and Affect Across the Lifespan

PHT 508 The Catholic-Christian Vision of Flourishing: Vocations & Virtues

PSY 570 Statistical Analysis for Psychology and the Social Sciences

PSY 575 Social Psychology, Groups, and Diversity

PSY 585 Research Methodology and Design, Evidence-based Practice, and Program Evaluation

Electives:

PSY 595 Transformational Leadership

PSY 590 Leading People, Programs, and Organizations

PSY 615 Applied Leadership Skills

 


 

Pre-PhD Concentration

Core:

PSY 550 Helping People Flourish: A Catholic-Christian Approach to Psychology

PSY 560 Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan

PSY 565 Developmental Psychopathology: Risk and Resilience

PSY 515 Cognition and Affect Across the Lifespan

PHT 508 The Catholic-Christian Vision of Flourishing: Vocations & Virtues

PSY 570 Statistical Analysis for Psychology and the Social Sciences

PSY 575 Social Psychology, Groups, and Diversity

PSY 585 Research Methodology and Design, Evidence-based Practice, and Program Evaluation

Electives:

Choose two electives in addition to PSY 620 or one elective in addition to an independent study and PSY 620

PHT 509 Independent Study for Integrative Studies

PSY 630 Independent Study for Psychology

PSY 620 Research and Writing