Master of Science in Psychology

The Master of Science degree in Psychology unlocks doors to numerous career paths by equipping students with a strong foundation in psychology. Students develop advanced business management skills with a psychological perspective. Students gain an understanding of human behavior and develop techniques to manage workplace relationships. (SOC: 11-0000 Management Occupations; 13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations).

Why choose UM



Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program. Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by May 16, 2019, and full accreditation by May 16, 2022. Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund. 


UM Module Format

At University of Mansford (UM) we have adopted the latest higher education pedagogy in the United States with module format. Unlike the standard university format where you juggle multiple subjects at once over a semester, at UM, you get to focus on one course at a time. You complete each module over seven and a half (7.5) week. The UM module format is offered to students in all years of our higher education programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the foundation of psychology — analyze major concepts, theories, methodologies, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Research methods in psychology — apply theories, techniques, and research methods related activities in organizational development.
  • Analytical thinking skills — use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to issues related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Application of psychology — apply psychological principles to develop skills to arrive at appropriate solutions.
  • Comprehensive analysis in psychology — construct a comprehensive analysis of an organization to demonstrate an enhanced ability to employ evidence/information in conducting a comprehensive analysis of an issue or problem in an workplace environment.

Course Details


Psychology in Integral Studies I*

3 credit hours


Psychology in Integral Studies II

3 credit hours


Development Psychology

3 credit hours


Individual Behavior and Development

3 credit hours


Organizational Behavior and Development

3 credit hours


Managerial Negotiations

3 credit hours


Abnormal Psychology

3 credit hours


Counseling Systems and Techniques

3 credit hours


The Research Process

3 credit hours


Psychology Mastery Demonstration**

3 credit hours



30 credit hours

  *This course is to be taken in the first module of study.

**This course is to be taken in the final module of study.



Course Descriptions

PSY501 Psychology in Integral Studies I*

The course emphasizes an overview of the fields of psychology in addition to a discussion of the issues and opportunities related to workplace. Practices, methods, ideas, and topics engaged within this concentration course include psychology, research methods, biological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, and learning.

*This course is to be taken in the first module of study.

PSY502 Psychology in Integral Studies II

The course emphasizes an overview of the fields of psychology in addition to discussions of the issues and opportunities related to the workplace. Topics include memory, thinking and intelligence, human essential motives, development over the lifespan, social psychology, and theories of personality.

PSY505 Developmental Psychology

This course is a study of the major transitions from fetal development to adulthood. The study includes biological, social, emotional. and psychological developmental stages, as well as cognitive, social, and emotional domains. The impact of ethnic, gender and cultural factors, as well as hereditary, environmental, and cultural influences, are explored as they relate to moral and personality development, the evolving family structure, and social behavior consideration of multicultural issues.

PSY506 Individual Behavior and Development

This course is a comprehensive analysis of individuals in an organizational setting based on an accumulation of research in psychology. The course is designed to provide knowledge of how organizations can be managed more efficiently and simultaneously improve the quality of employee work life.

PSY507 Organizational Behavior and Development

This course is constructed to advance the understanding of how to lead and manage while increasing personal and organizational effectiveness. Organizational leadership requires a deep and nuanced understanding organizational behaviors.

BA611 Managerial Negotiations

In supervising human resources in an organization, numerous conclusions and decisions are arrived at by negotiation. This course is designed to improve students’ capability to apply theory and practice of negotiation skills leading to heightened competency as negotiators. 

PSY601 Abnormal Psychology

This course is intended to acquaint you with the scientific study of major psychological

approaches to the explanation of abnormal human behaviors. Issues in the classification and assessment of abnormal psychopathology will be covered, as well as major theories of etiology and treatment.

PSY602 Counseling Systems and Techniques

This course is dedicated to the study and critical analysis of the major counseling theories and elements of effective psychotherapy as they apply to the counseling process.


PSY690 The Research Process

This course covers research methods used in psychology. Students develop the ability and understanding of qualitative and quantitative standard statistical techniques employed in psychological research. The course is designed to enhance critical thinking skills used to evaluate research-based evidence, create research, and become proficient in writing and presenting research findings.

PSY700 Psychology Mastery Demonstration**

The intent of this course is to assimilate module learning into an individual and structurally informative synthesis of the entire psychology program. It is intended to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the program’s overall learning outcomes. Working with an assigned instructor, students will self-select a major project that can be completed during the duration of the course.

**This course is to be taken in the final module of study.

Final Comprehensive Proctored Exam

A proctored final exam is administered in the final module of study.


Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application form
  • Be at least 21 years of age as documented by a valid government-issued photo identification card/license.
  • Provide a current résumé reflecting three (3) years’ occupational experience.
  • Provide documentation of awarded Bachelor’s Degree, Postgraduate Degree or Postgraduate Diploma.