Master of Science in Applied Psychology

The department offers an innovative free-standing masters degree program, the Master of Science in Applied Psychology. This program is unique in that it teaches students psychological principles and research methods at the intersection of theory, research and practice in business settings. Students learn to identify key theories and apply them to a variety of challenges facing contemporary organizations, their employees and consumers.

The M.S. in Applied Psychology is available both as a full-time residential program and as an online program. For information about the residential program, click here. For information about the online program, click here.

Students whose eventual degree objective is the Ph.D. should apply directly to the Ph.D. program. A student admitted to the doctoral program may earn the M.A. in Psychology during the course of working toward the Ph.D. but the department does not admit students whose objective is an M.A. in Psychology.

  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061
  • Phone: (213) 740 - 2203