Several universities offer Hybrid Psychology Masters Programs which provide a flexible and low residency learning format for your graduate degree. Sometimes called ‘partially online’ or ‘blended online’, Hybrid Psychology graduate programs are ones that have both online courses and intensives or on-campus requirements. Distance learning involves having a functioning computer, reliable Internet, and the autonomy to pace yourself while you are on your own. Digital tools and technology are used to research and keep in touch with your classmates and faculty. Visits to campus for meetings or classes allow for participation, interaction and laboratory-based courses. The hybrid learning format may work well for psychology students in programs where demonstration or interpersonal skills are required, since online coursework has its limits. For some students it may be the best of two worlds!
Hybrid Psychology Masters Programs: Basics
Hybrid Psychology Masters programs are graduate-level degrees that typically involve two to three years of education beyond the undergraduate degree. Often at the undergraduate level, students can prepare for their graduate degree by taking pre-requisite courses such as statistics, introductory psychology and experimental psychology[i]. Other common requirements of prospective psychology grad students could include taking the GRE or GRE Psychology subject test; psychology schools may differ in their admissions protocol.