Sacred Heart University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Applied Psychology


5151 Park Ave.

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Applied Psychology

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Learn to use your understanding of human behavior to solve real-world problems in business and community settings with Sacred Heart University's online MS in Applied Psychology. In this rigorous, fully online program, students will examine how to motivate individuals and organizations, how to assess and improve performance, and how to counsel those in need of assistance. Graduates can take their skills into a wide variety of fields, including human resource management, labor relations, social services, and the fast-growing government sector. The degree program can also prepare students for future doctoral studies.

Built on the foundation of a research-driven core curriculum, the Sacred Heart University MSAP program offers a general track as well as two career-oriented concentrations to match your interests and professional goals.

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology: This concentration focuses on applying psychology in the workplace, such as for personnel management, performance assessment, and employee development.
  • Community Psychology: Learn how to care for individuals and the general public in settings such as schools and social service agencies.

Other features of the SHU Master of Applied Psychology program include:

  • A research-driven core curriculum built on a scientist-practitioner model
  • A team of expert professors, many of whom are licensed psychologists
  • Fieldwork projects that help you immediately apply cutting-edge theory to real-world situations.

 Sacred Heart University’s Master’s of Science in Applied Psychology does not lead to counseling licensure. 

Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon.


New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

International Student Requirements:

Students holding an undergraduate degree from outside the United States must have their academic credentials verified and evaluated by an independent evaluation service. Sacred Heart University accepts course-by-course evaluations from World Education Service (WES). You can review their procedure and complete the necessary application process on the WES website. All international graduate applicants for whom English is not their native language are required to submit an official test score report from one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, Pearson PTE or iTEP exam. The following minimum scores are accepted: TOEFL PBT: 570 TOEFL iBT: 90 IELTS: 6.5 MELAB: 80 PTE: 62 iTEP: 5

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 38

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 785 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 29830 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 29830 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Scholarships, discounts, grants, employment, loans, or payment plans are available. FASFA code: 001403

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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