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Post-Master’s Certificate
in Psychology

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100% ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Complete your studies on your own time.

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NEW START DATE EVERY MONDAY

Start your first course when it’s convenient for you.

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10-13 MONTHS TO YOUR CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGY

Finish your psychology certificate in just 6 courses.

National and Northcentral have merged, and this program is now offered by NU. Learn more.

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Tailor Your Psychology Certificate to Fit Your Goals

Prepare to expand your psychology career with the 100% online Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychology at National University. NU’s psychology certificate will assist you in pursuing a variety of career opportunities in research and education in both the public and the private sector, including jobs in schools, hospitals, clinics, research centers and business, and on health care teams.

Tailor your NU psychology certificate with one of these areas of emphasis: General Psychology, Gerontology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Psychology of Gender and Sexual Fluidity, Social Policy and Behavioral Health Administration, Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders and Trauma and Disaster Relief.

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Course Details

Credit Hours: 18

Courses: 6

Estimated Time to Complete: 10-13 Months

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychology can be completed in 18 credits. Each course runs 8 weeks, and you’ll receive 3 semester credits per course.

  • General Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Health Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender and Sexual Fluidity
  • Social Policy and Behavioral Health Administration
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Trauma and Disaster Relief

Course Sequence

Students can select any six courses from all the courses listed below or they can select a group of six courses based on an area of specialization.

General Psychology *

Course Name

* Students may select courses from a broad range of electives at the 7000 or 8000 level (with the exception of Foundations and Internship courses)

Gerontology

Course Name

Health Psychology

Course Name

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Course Name

Psychology of Gender and Sexual Fluidity

Course Name

Social Policy and Behavioral Health Administration

Course Name

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Course Name

Trauma and Disaster Relief

Course Name

Certificate Requirements

The University may accept a maximum of 6 semester credit hours from a graduate-level program to NU’s Post-Master’s certificate program. Coursework must have been completed at an accredited college or university within the last seven years with a grade of “B” or better. See the Transfer Credit Policy for additional information.

The Post-Master’s Certificate has the following graduation requirements:

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (letter grade of “B”) or higher
  • Official documents on file for basis of admission: a conferred master’s level or higher degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Official transcripts on file for all transfer credit hours accepted by the University
  • All financial obligations must be met before the student will be issued their complimentary diploma and/or degree posted transcript

Total Credit Hours: 18 Credit Hours
Courses: 6 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 12 Months 8 weeks
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

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