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A professor in a class: Pursue the masters in psychology degree online at Regent University.

M.S. in Psychology

Earn Your Master’s in Psychology

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology, offered online, will prepare you to use principles of psychology in industries including academic, science, healthcare, and business. Explore the core areas of psychological science, ranging from cognitive neuroscience to the dynamics of human social interactions.

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March 11, 2024
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Become Highly Specialized

Choose the concentration that best fits your interests and career goals. 

Gain Knowledge for Higher Learning

Be equipped to study at the doctoral level in basic science or applied psychology.

Prepare to Make a Lasting Difference

Join a respected network of Regent mental health practitioners leading in their field through the integration of science and faith. Courses are taught from a Christian worldview by renowned faculty in Virginia Beach and beyond.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE through the master’s in psychology

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). The M.S. in Psychology program was ranked by Fortune as the #5 Best Online Master’s in Psychology Program in the nation in 2022. Experience the Regent difference through the master’s in psychology degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the master’s in psychology degree, you can:

  • Learn critical prevention, training, and treatment practices from a multicultural focus.
  • Gain skills in employee evaluation and development to enable professional and organizational growth.
  • Immerse in a gateway to study at the doctoral level in basic science or applied psychology.

Career Opportunities

  • Organizational Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Cyberpsychologist
  • Leadership Coach
$113Thousand
Approximate Mean Annual Wage for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists, 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology – Addictions will prepare you to apply principles of psychology while assessing addictive disorders and constructing treatment plans and faith-based interventions.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology – Cyberpsychology will help you understand online interactions by examining how people engage in cyberspace, so you can develop strategies that improve human-technology interactions in social, interpersonal and organizational settings.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology – Doctoral Preparation will teach you training and treatment techniques from a multicultural focus while presenting you with the opportunity to conduct, write and successfully defend a thesis in psychology.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology – Industrial-Organizational Psychology will expand your understanding of employee conduct and attitudes and equip you to make a positive difference on productivity, hiring, morale, and more.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology – Leadership Coaching will teach you how to build coach-client relationships, design coaching interventions and develop client-generated goals, so you can help people advance personally and professionally.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology – Marriage & Family will equip you with principles that help build healthy relationships and improve family units while you expand your understanding of behavioral healthcare and selected issues associated with marriage counseling.

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Historical development, current state, and emerging trends of psychology both as a profession and scientific discipline. An orientation is provided to the program to graduate study in the field, and to ethics in psychology. The integration of Christianity and contemporary psychology will be examined.
Statistical methods and their application to psychological research. Surveys the collection, organization and analysis of data utilizing hypothesis testing. Evaluates various frequency distributions and measures of central tendency. An emphasis will be placed on the application of correlational and one-way ANOVA techniques.
Continued graduate instruction in statistical methods and their application to psychological research with a particular emphasis on Multivariate ANOVA techniques. Prerequisite: GPSY 510.
Surveys the range of research methods utilized in contemporary psychology with a primary emphasis on quantitative research including both experimental and non-experimental designs.
Reviews the biological determinants and influences on psychological functioning with a focus on the structure and function of the central nervous system.
Major theories, issues, data and research methodologies in social psychology. Current research literature on social perception, prejudice, helping behavior, and social conformity.
Affective neuroscience, cognitive psychology and motivational psychology. Attention and perception, consciousness, thinking and reasoning, memory, language, and motivational factors in human and animal functioning.
Human growth and development across the life span. Particular emphasis on the physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual growth of the individual with a review of current research.
The integration of Psychology and Christianity. The history of the integration project, various models of integration in science and applied psychology, and emerging trends in light of classic and current scholarly contributions to the area.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 11Monday, August 21
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$6156$3,690
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$6156$3,690
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7306$4,380
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7306$4,380
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7306$4,380
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6953$2,085
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)Full time enrollment is required.
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)Full time enrollment is required.

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$6159$5,535
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$6159$5,535
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7309$6,570
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7309$6,570
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7309$6,570
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)$9006$5,400
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)$90012$10,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850
University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

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PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$6156$3,690
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$6156$3,690
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7306$4,380
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7306$4,380
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7306$4,380
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6953$2,085
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)Full time enrollment is required.
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)Full time enrollment is required.

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$6159$5,535
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$6159$5,535
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7309$6,570
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7309$6,570
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7309$6,570
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)$9006$5,400
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)$90012$10,800

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

“At Regent, I loved the integration of Christian values that were wrapped tightly in a strong academic degree. I felt completely academically prepared to go out and help people, but I also had that very foundational core belief system that was strengthened unbelievably.”

Jada Jackson, B.A. in Communication 2009; MA in Human Services Counseling 2010 President & TV Host, Total Life Counseling; Advisor, Listeners On Call; Author; Licensed Mental Health Counselor

“As a Navy chaplain, I appreciated how Regent's master’s program integrated the best of science with faith and how it was designed with the flexibility I needed.”

Rob Hess, M.S. in Psychology, 2019 Chaplain, U.S. Navy

“Learn all that you can while you're a student at Regent. Take everything the professors say and learn from their wisdom and expertise, because soon you will be the leader in your field.”

Kelly James, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, 2011 Licensed Professional Counselor, Professor, Author & Radio Host

“My time at Regent left me with a desire for excellence. I believe that was something that was already instilled in me but my education here challenged me even more.”

Eric Ferguson, M.A. in Counseling, 1997 Founder, Metanoia Missions International

“I'm grateful for my Regent mentors. Their emphasis on relationships and guidance has helped me navigate a challenging yet rewarding journey.”

Alexandra Melchiorre, M.S. in Psychology, 2018 Registered Behavioral Technician