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Through the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program, you can finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in applied psychology, taking advantage of the growing demand for employees well-educated in the field of psychology.
Whether you have years of experience in applied psychology or are just starting out, you will enhance the skills you need to advance your career. You can also specialize your degree through online courses in educational and social psychology, abnormal psychology, child psychology and development, addiction, leadership and organizational behavior, cognitive behavior, and more.
- You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended, or on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule.
- Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money.
- Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized degree concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in health to study health psychology, to focusing on online education courses to work with children, or business courses to study business psychology.
- Community College Friendly: Learn about the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation and benefit from our 50-year history of support for community college students.
- Boston Children's Hospital and Mass General Brigham employees: Receive a 10% discount and more. Learn more about how you can benefit from our employer partnerships.
Your Future in Applied Psychology
With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree focused in applied psychology, you can advance your career in high-demand professions such as counseling and administration, victim advocacy, substance abuse prevention and treatment, mental health and addiction services, case management, social services, human services, child and youth services, and education. We can also help you complete your undergraduate degree before applying to graduate school.
We are not a social work, counseling, human services, or psychology licensure program. If you are seeking any type of licensure, our staff member Siobhan Henderson is happy to help you identify the state board or agency you will need to contact to determine if our program meets your state’s requirements.
- 22%: Projected employment growth for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors from 2018 to 2028—much faster than average
- $50,470: Median annual wage for social workers (while some categories of social worker/human service worker only required a bachelor's, some require more advanced education).
- $67,150: Median annual wage for social and community service managers.
Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses
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 more.
To give you an idea of the types of online psychology and related courses you could choose from, here is a sampling offered over the past few years.
|PSYCH||217||Psych Of Cruelty & Kindness|
|PSYCH||240||Statistics In Psychology|
|PSYCH||241||Meth Inqry In Psych|
|PSYCH||297T||Behavioral and Technology Addictions|
|PSYCH||314||Brain, Mind & Behavior|
|PSYCH||320||Learn & Think|
|PSYCH||330||Introduction to Neuroscience|
|PSYCH||365||Psychology of Aging|
|PSYCH||383||Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy|
|PSYCH||391CF||Common Factors of Psychotherapy|
|PSYCH||391DS||Introduction to Data Science for Psychology|
|PSYCH||391ED||Emotion. Dysregulation across Psychopathology|
|PSYCH||391EP||Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology|
|PSYCH||391ND||Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Aging Brain|
|PSYCH||391RR||Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience|
|PSYCH||391SE||Social & Emotional Development|
|PSYCH||391WM||Women's Mental Health|
|PSYCH||397M||Controversies in Modern Parenting|
|PSYCH||405||Human Stress & Emotion|
|PSYCH||480||Intellectual Disability: Concepts and Controversies|
|PSYCH||491D||Impact of Disabilities on Families|
|PSYCH||491N||Introduction to Human Neuropsychology|
|PSYCH||491PI||Professional Development in Psychology|
|PSYCH||494RI||Interdisciplinary Directions in Psychology|
|PSYCH||525||Drugs and Behavior|
|EDUC||591F||Leadership & Organizational Behavior: Theory and Practice for Counselors, Educators, and Mental Health Professionals|
|EDUC||597B||Abnormal Child & Adolescent Psychology|
|SOCIOL||364||Sociology of Mental Health|
|SOCIOL||397AM||Asylums, Madness, and Mental Illness in American Culture|
|UWW||375||Sexual Violence: Multidisciplinary & Anti-Oppression Approaches|
|UWW||377||Child Abuse & Neglect: Multidisciplinary Approaches|
|UWW||391C||Introduction to Counseling|