United States Hybrid Psychology Graduate Programs & Psychology Graduate Schools
Hybrid Psychology Graduate programs offer students a low residency and flexible learning format in both general and specialty psychology degrees. Often referred to as ‘blended online’, students typically take the bulk of their courses through a distance-learning format, which may mean that seminars are pre-recorded or that they are live-streaming. This can make earning a degree more convenient, especially for the working professional, the student who lives too far from an accredited university program, or an individual who is returning to school with other time constraints. The other component to a hybrid program are graduate college classes or intensives where a lot of material is packed into a short period; especially beneficial in a human-centered field like psychology where online courses cannot cover every subject, or where time in the laboratory is an important requirement. If you are ready to search for a graduate psychology degree, a Hybrid Psychology Graduate program is worth considering as you are in many ways, getting the best of two learning delivery methods.
What Types of Hybrid Psychology Graduate Programs Are There?
Hybrid Psychology Graduate programs may be offered as Masters in Psychology, Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology, and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) programs. There are many different types of psychology degrees available, but it is a good idea to research the level of education necessary to enter your desired career path; in some cases, a Master’s degree may be sufficient, but to actually practice as a licensed psychologist requires state licensure along with a doctorate degree[i].
DID YOU KNOW? “Most master’s degree programs do not require an undergraduate major in psychology, but do require coursework in introductory psychology, experimental psychology, and statistics. Some doctoral degree programs require applicants to have a master’s degree in psychology; others will accept applicants with a bachelor’s degree and a major in psychology.”[ii]
Hybrid Masters in Psychology Degrees
Typically 2 to 3-year graduate degrees, Masters in Psychology tend to be offered as either Master of Arts in Psychology or Master of Science in Psychology, and students may choose to continue either the liberal arts or science focus of their Bachelor’s degree.
Hybrid Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
The Doctor of Philosophy, or, Ph.D. in Psychology often takes from 5 to 7 years of graduate study to complete. Ph.D. psychology programs are academic or more research-oriented, but they do often combine theory with applied learning.
Hybrid Doctor of Psychology
Doctor of Psychology, or Psy.D. programs, are also doctoral-level degrees like the Ph.D. However, the Psy.D. tends to be practice-oriented, and those who earn them tend to go onto to take licensure exams which upon successful passing, qualifies them to diagnose and treat different disorders, conduct psychological tests and provide psychotherapy.
Hybrid Education Specialist Degree
The Education Specialist Degree, or Ed.S., is an advanced graduate degree that typically requires at least 60 graduate semester hours and a 1,200 hour supervised internship. These programs include courses in education and psychology.[iii]
General Psychology Degrees and Specialty Psychology Degrees
To browse Hybrid Psychology Graduate degrees, you can refine your search by selecting the degree level and the subject selection tabs.
- Applied Behavior Analysis is a part of cognitive psychology that studies principles of human learning and development[iv]
- Clinical Psychology studies the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral health and is a very broad specialty that addresses disability, minor and severe psychopathology and other issues[v]
- Community Psychology studies how individuals relate to their communities
- Developmental Psychology studies human development across the lifespan[vi]
- Holistic Psychology takes the perspective that mind, body and spirit are connected
- Organizational Psychology, also called I/O psychology is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace[vii]
- Sports Psychology bridges sport science, psychological skills of athletes and medicine and is recognized as an APA-proficiency[viii]
Accreditation is a process whereby an outside agency measures an institution of higher learning or a specific program to ensure its quality. Masters in Psychology programs by nationally or regionally accredited agencies. If you are ready to look into a doctorate program, it is helpful to look for accreditation by the American Psychological Association.
Find a Hybrid Psychology Graduate Program
Hybrid Psychology Graduate programs may be the perfect solution to you if you cannot commute to class every day, but you do want the community and interaction of the college experience. Start reviewing some of the fascinating sponsored listings. Some of these might include Doctor of Education in Sport and Performance Psychology, and Master of Science in Experimental Psychology. Remember that you can request info from the prospective graduate schools to help facilitate your decision.
sources: [i] bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm |[ii] bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm |[iii] bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm[iv] apa.org/ed/graduate/specialize/behav.aspx |[v] apa.org/ed/graduate/specialize/clinical.aspx |[vi] apa.org/action/science/developmental/education-training.aspx |[vii] apa.org/ed/graduate/specialize/industrial.aspx |[viii] apadivisions.org/division-47/about/sport-proficiency/index.aspx |
- Fairfield, CTFairfield, CT
Sacred Heart University
Master of Science in Applied Psychology with concentrations in Community Psychology & Industrial/Organizational Psychology...
- Paxton, MAPaxton, MA
Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College's Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology) blends coursework from the fields of counseling psychology and business.
- Chicago, ILChicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago
The EdS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals who are knowledgeable about cultural influences on human development and who can meet client concerns from diverse cultural perspectives.
- Portland, ORPortland, OR
University of Western States
he SPP EdD curriculum helps students complete coursework requirements to become licensed professional counselors (LPC) and Certified Consultants through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP).
- Plainfield, VTPlainfield, VT
The Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to prepare graduates to enter into their area of psychology with the professional skills necessary to advance their career goals, their personal development, and to make a positive impact on the communities i...
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
A master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology will increase your professional value, and equip you with the practical tools and psychological methods to help businesses become more productive and profitable.
- Cincinnati, OHCincinnati, OH
Union Institute and University
Master of Arts with a concentration in Counseling Psychology...
- Boulder, COBoulder, CO
Naropa University's low-residency Master of Arts degree in Ecopsychology integrates psychology and ecological issues in the study of human-nature relationships.
- Fort Lauderdale, FLFort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University
The Master of Science in Experimental Psychology degree program provides students with a strong academic foundation in the theories and concepts of experimental psychology...
- Carpinteria, CACarpinteria, CA
Pacifica Graduate Institute
A psychology program inspiring personal transformation & growth, and re-imagining careers, vocation, and self-expression.
- Carpinteria, CA
- Portland, ORPortland, OR
University of Western States
p>Using positive and applied sport psychology, our program is designed to help students develop the mental essentials to enhance performance and increase human potential. ...
- Plainfield, VTPlainfield, VT
The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is intended for students wishing to prepare for clinical work and licensing or who wish to go on to a doctoral program and need to demonstrate the development of clinical acumen through their cours...
- Plainfield, VT
- East Longmeadow, MAEast Longmeadow, MA
Bay Path University
The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Bay Path University program was designed to prepare educators, to apply behavioral principles to instruction, treatment of problem behavior, and special learning and behavior challenges.
- Concord, MA
- Sturbridge, MA
- Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara, CA
Fielding Graduate University
The PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development is a multidisciplinary program that addresses a child’s development, individual differences, and relationships.
- Santa Barbara, CA
- Palo Alto, CAPalo Alto, CA
Our two-year Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology degree program offers you an exciting opportunity to study the theories and practices of transpersonal psychology, and transformational life coaching, creativity, or spiritual psychology. The 45-un...
- Palo Alto, CA
- Marshall, MOMarshall, MO
Missouri Valley College
Missouri Valley College's MACC program is committed to training professional counselors who will be a force for positive change.
- Louisville, KYLouisville, KY
University of Louisville
Autism Certificate with online and face-to-face course options, for licensed professionals at the post-baccalaureate level...
- Beverly, MABeverly, MA
p>Designed to offer students aspiring to become Licensed Special Ed Teachers and BCBA the ability to complete required courses.
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
California Institute of Integral Studies
Our online hybrid MA in Integrative Health Studies prepares students to become leaders in the expanding fields of integrative health, personal wellness, and health promotion...
- San Francisco, CA
- Rancho Palos Verdes, CARancho Palos Verdes, CA
Marymount California University
The Community Psychology program at Marymount California University is an interdisciplinary program exposing students to theory, research, and practice to address complex social issues and promote social justice.
- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA