Applied Psychology (MS)


Deeply explore core concepts in applied psychology

The Master’s in Applied Psychology is designed to strengthen your understanding of applied psychology by deeply exploring core concepts to help clarify your interest in the field and prepare you for advanced job opportunities or further training.

  • Gain core competencies in applied psychology fields.
  • Have a better understanding of how family systems, culture, and economic status play a role in one’s mental health.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate key statistics and trends found in behavioral health.
  • Prepare to work in a variety of settings, such as community mental health agencies, higher education, research settings, non-profit agencies, and within healthcare organizations.


Coursework for the Applied Psychology master’s provides evidence-based knowledge in applied psychology. Students select a track that focuses their curriculum:

  1. Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychology
  2. Prevention Science
  3. No Concentration

Quick View

Degree type:
MS in Applied Psychology

Study options:
– Online

– Full-time and part-time

Application deadlines:
Fall: Aug 1
Spring: Dec 1

GRE: Not required

F1 Eligible: No
Due to the online nature of this program, Northeastern University cannot support students, who require F-1 non-immigrant status, to study within the United States. However, students, who wish to pursue this program from their country of residence, are welcome to apply.

Sample Curriculum

This is sample curriculum, subject to change.

The chart below describes a sequence of courses as taught in the recent past. This chart is not a planning document to determine which courses will be taken each semester (spring or fall) in the future. For that information, students should consult with their academic advisor or see the university course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the Applied Psychology you will need the following:

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Fee

Two letters of recommendation

Transcripts from all institutions attended


TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English

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