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"My degree is just a PART of my academic journey, not the DESTINATION I initially thought it would be." -UWW alum

applied psychology

study psychology and go where the jobs are.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increased demand for mental health and social service workers in the next decade. 

At UMass Amherst UWW you can finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in applied psychology, taking advantage of the growing demand for workers well-educated in the field of psychology.

Whether you have years of experience in applied psychology or are just starting your career, UMass UWW will help you develop the knowledge and enhance the skills you need to advance your career in high-demand professions such as counseling and administration, victim advocacy, substance abuse prevention and treatment, case management, social services, human services, child and youth services, and education. Need to complete your degree before applying to graduate school? We can help with that too!

Best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money.

outstanding instructors. psychology courses you need.

You will study with distinguished instructors in the UMass Departments of Psychology and Sociology, the College of Education, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and other related departments. Course topics include: educational and social psychology, abnormal psychology, child psychology and development, substance abuse, leadership and organizational behavior, cognitive behavior, family violence, women's health, social class inequality, social work and more.

a great education. credit for experience. outstanding support.

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree online at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in applied psychology, bring in or earn up to 105 credits your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience, and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses.

time tested, custom-built for adults like you.

For over 45 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults interested in applied psychology choose UMass UWW.