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Hone your research skills with a Lipscomb M.S. in psychology. Build your identity as a psychological researcher. Grow in a community where you'll receive personalized attention from faculty with diverse research backgrounds.
You'll have opportunities for competitive internships that will boost your career. Mature as a researcher while crafting a thesis project that deepens your knowledge and feeds your passions.
Most of our graduates receive acceptances into prestigious Ph.D. programs. Others apply what they've learned in the mental health field—or their dream jobs. Gain the foundation you want and need to advance in your field.
Are you a current Lipscomb undergraduate psychology major interested in pursuing your M.S.? Learn how you can get ahead with our bridge program.
Deadline to apply for Fall 2020 has been extended to July 20, 2020. Deadline to apply for Spring 2021 will be November 15, 2020. Interviews are on a rolling basis.
The 39-hour M.S. in psychology is for degree-seeking students who will not seek licensure as a counselor. If attending full-time, this degree could be completed in four semesters. The courses are listed below.
Other courses, as approved by the Psychology program director
Note: Some of the classes listed below are only offered once per year. If a student deviates from this plan, it may delay graduation. Students should consult with their advisor about any deviation from this course sequence.
Research Methods & Statistics
Introduction to Psychopathology & Adaptive Behavior
Theories of Counseling & Personality
Integration of Psychology and Christianity Seminar
Theories of Counseling & Personality
Introduction to Psychopathology and Adaptive Behavior
Research Methods and Statistics
Integration of Psychology & Christianity Seminar
Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.
Many individuals pursue a Master of Science in Psychology with the goal of obtaining a Ph.D. We have implemented a rigorous program to ensure that any student who graduates from our program is a competitive candidate for any APA accredited doctoral program. Many of our students are successfully pursuing a Ph.D. or other post graduate program at institutions including Virginia Tech, University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Baylor, Mississippi State and Notre Dame.
A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.
You’ll have opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion, receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and ask difficult questions in our small class sizes. Plus, you’ll feel supported in a tight-knit learning community.
Shanna Ray has a B.S. in Psychology from Lipscomb University, M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Ph.D./M.S. in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Ray joined...Learn More
Alden is a longstanding faculty member in the department of psychology and counseling. He teaches Introduction to Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment, and Biological Psychology for the graduate program. Alden is...Learn More
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Our program prepares you to move into a Ph.D. psychology program where you will prepare to teach or work on research in psychology.
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They may also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.