Psychology Department

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Improve mental health and well-being

Are you fascinated with how people think, act and change over time?

Our accredited degrees take you inside the human mind.

Discover how you can help and understand others. Preview your future as you conduct meaningful research.

Your work can make society and your community a better place.

Undergraduate programs

A bachelor’s degree (major) is the first step toward your career.

Already have a major? Add a certificate or minor.

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Explore why people do what they do. Study human behavior, thoughts and emotions. Available 100% online.

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Help older adults age gracefully.

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Forensic child psychology

Support kids who have experienced trauma or abuse.



Specialize in senior services.

Graduate programs

Stand out in your field with a master’s degree.

For something quicker, try a certificate.

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Understand human behavior and actions at an advanced level. Choose from three track options that lead you toward the career you want.

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Applied behavior analysis

Become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Improve people’s life quality by changing how they interact with others.

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Forensic child psychology

Protect children’s memories amid criminal events.

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Statistics and research design

Use data to improve your research techniques.

Explore our services

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Learning Diagnostic Center

For Missouri State students with a learning disability. Have your disability evaluated or access help for your educational needs.

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