Indiana Tech Launches Online Master’s in Psychology

July 16, 2014

Fort Wayne, Ind.—Indiana Tech has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer an online master’s degree in psychology and will launch the program this fall.  The first course begins Sept. 7.

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools is the university’s regional accrediting body.

The Master of Science in Psychology is designed for individuals who are looking for career advancement in fields that draw on psychology principles and research, as well as those who wish to ultimately pursue doctoral degrees in related fields.

The program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to utilize psychological principles in various employment settings such as business, mental health/social service agencies, medical hospitals, human service organizations, the criminal justice system including police work and corrections, and teaching at institutions of higher education.

“We’ve offered a bachelor’s degree in psychology for several years, but we found that many people really wanted the more advanced knowledge and skills of the master’s degree,” said Steve Herendeen, vice president of enrollment management. “We’re very excited to provide this degree program, because we know it meets the needs of our prospective students.”

Students in the program will benefit from:

  • A solid foundation in advanced psychological principles, theories, practices, and research
  • Exposure that leads to increased respect and appreciation of diversity and individual differences
  • A curriculum that aligns with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Commission on Accreditation Educational Guidelines for doctoral education to facilitate the potential transfer of credits for ongoing higher education

Although the program does not lead to licensure for independent practice in psychology, it may meet several of the academic requirements for such licensure in some states.

Indiana Tech’s graduate degree programs are offered through the College of Professional Studies, which focuses on delivering higher education that meets the needs of busy, career-driven adult learners. Each graduate-level course lasts six weeks, and students can access the course materials anytime, anywhere with broadband Internet access.

For more information on enrollment, please visit cps.indianatech.edu.