Asking questions is the foundation for lifelong learning at Sacred Heart University. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the online Master of Applied Psychology (MSAP) program. The SHU admissions staff is ready to answer any other questions you may have. To speak with us right away, call 877-791-7181.
MSAP Degree FAQs
- Do I need a bachelor's degree in psychology to pursue a Master of Applied Psychology?
- How long is each online course?
- How long will it take to earn my degree?
- Will my diploma be different from the one campus students receive?
- What types of careers can I pursue with a Master of Applied Psychology?
- When can I start the program? Does it have to be in the fall?
- How do I get started?
- Are there any state restrictions?
Do I need a bachelor's degree in psychology to pursue a Master of Applied Psychology?
No. You can apply to the Master of Applied Psychology degree program with a bachelor's degree in any field.
How long is each online course?
Online courses last for eight weeks. Students take one course per session, subject to availability.
How long will it take to earn my degree?
By following our part-time format you take one course per eight-week session, you will earn your Applied Psychology degree in about two years. However, you may need to skip a session due to family or job commitments. That's OK. Faculty advisors will help you stay on track.
Will my diploma be different from the one campus students receive?
No. Your diploma will say your degree is from Sacred Heart University, same as our campus students. You will study with the same faculty and complete the same amount of coursework as you would in a traditional classroom.
What types of careers can I pursue with a Master of Applied Psychology?
The Applied Psychology degree program is one of the most versatile degrees available. Graduates will be prepared for careers in human resource management, organizational development, community social service and more. Those jobs are part of nearly every industry. Other opportunities in the public sector are growing quickly as well. Click here for more applied psychology career outlook information.
When can I start the program? Does it have to be in the fall?
No. There are six opportunities to begin the program during the year. Just choose the start date that best fits your schedule.
How do I get started?
Are there any state restrictions?
Sacred Heart University is able to offer these online programs to residents of most states in the U.S., but is still awaiting full approval from a few select states. Please consult the State Authorizations page to determine if you are located in a state in which Sacred Heart University can confer an online degree or call us at (877) 791-7181 for any questions.