Akamai University

Applied Psychology


Hilo, HI 96720

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science

Format: Online

Program Description:

Applied Psychology can address the special needs of the human family that have emerged in contemporary culture, as well as areas of time honored concern that are resurfacing in modern times. This program will present students with the findings of contemporary research, and the latest evolving theories, as well as examine the techniques which have proven most effective in making positive and enduring contributions to harmony and right action as appropriate to the contexts in which real life challenges are occuring. It is our pleasure to invite serious students to join us in this quest for human betterment. Students in the Master of Science in Applied Psychology will complete a program of 40 credits above the baccalaureate level including academic coursework, comprehensive examinations and thesis project. Coursework requirements include the core elements of the academic major and a set of course modules comprising a major concentration and research preparation. Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of their academic studies, prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the faculty’s review of the manuscript and then finalize their manuscripts for formal binding. Degree Requirements (40 credits) Core Elements of Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum) Major Concentration (Required: 9 credits minimum) Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits minimum) Comprehensive Examination (Required: 2 credits) Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits) Thesis (Required: 4 credits) Oral Review of Thesis (Required: 2 credits)


Akamai is internationally accredited by the International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL), a member of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA), a recognized network of accrediting bodies in the Philippines. IDEAL is a full institutional member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), an important agency recognized by UNESCO as a regional leader in the developing and serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education. The Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in USA lists APQN as a quality network of accrediting agencies with full validity in accrediting institutions of higher education across the Asia and Pacific Region.

International Student Requirements:

Akamai University is an English language university. All submissions and communications, written or verbal, from students to the faculty or the administration of the University should be in the English language and of scholarly standard. This policy applies to course papers, project reports and other course submissions, student portfolios, comprehensive examinations, final projects, and oral reviews. Applicants must clearly demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal English language communication skills according to American collegiate standards. A sample of scholarly or professional writing and a telephone communication with a member of the Akamai University faculty are both required elements of the admission process. International students with English as a second language or if prior college study was with non-English language colleges, applicants are required to submit a record of a recent TOEFL examination with acceptable skill levels.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: MS 40 credits/ PhD 5

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 150 USD

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