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Psychology Master’s Degree Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 3 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online and On Campus

  • Average Course Tuition

    $3,100

  • Total Number of Courses

    12

psychologist working with pediatric client

Examine the science of psychology and gain an understanding of human behavior.

Explore core theories and the latest research, gaining insights into how human beings think, feel, behave, and navigate their social world.

What You'll Learn

Through the degree in the field of psychology you will:

  • Be exposed to a range of topics in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, and human development.
  • Develop greater understanding of how environmental and biological factors interact in determining cognitive, emotional, and psychological functioning across the lifespan.
  • Have the opportunity to conduct empirical research (thesis track) or apply research to practice (capstone track).
  • Learn ethical standards that ensure human subjects are protected in every aspect of the study of human behavior.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Psychology.

Our Community at a Glance

Our graduates work in the fields of mental health, research, health care, human resources, and education (secondary and higher education).

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 1

    Average Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 64%

    Work Full Time

  • 98%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 41%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued for Career Change

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in three specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2021–22 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $37,200

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.

I am so grateful for the flexibility Harvard gave me to study and work at the same time. It helped me to inform my work with evidence and to create physical spaces and therapy approaches that are usable for other therapists, in order to help more children globally.