Online Psychology Degrees

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Online Psychology Degrees

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On Campus and Online Psychology Degrees

UMass Lowell's on-campus and online psychology degrees and certificates will prepare you for a wide range of career options promoting well-being in individuals, communities and workplaces. You will gain in-demand research and analytical skills while benefitting from our renowned faculty, small class sizes, affordable tuition and cutting-edge research centers.

Psychology Degrees and Certificates

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Studies, M.S.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Applied Psychology & Prevention Science, Ph.D.
    On Campus | Mix | Online

Psychology Degree Careers

As a graduate of UMass Lowell's psychology programs, you may work as a psychologist, counselor or therapist or pursue careers in other fields, including marketing, education and business.

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Source: Lightcast, 2022, Psychology Jobs in Massachusetts
"Overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031. About 14,100 openings for psychologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire."
— U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Psychologists, 2022

Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell Psychology Graduates

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Eliot Community Human Services
  • Lawrence Public Schools
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Lowell Public Schools
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Vinfen

Real Faculty. Real Campus. Real Research.

Whether you study online or on-campus, you'll learn from UMass Lowell's world-class faculty in the Department of Psychology, which includes nationally recognized authors, editors of journals, investigators on groundbreaking research, presidents of national organizations and collaborators in the Lowell community.

Faculty Spotlight

Rocio Rosales, Ph.D.

Rocio Rosales is an authority on autism and is a board-certified behavior analyst. An expert on behavioral interventions, she specializes in teaching procedures that help to expand the way children with autism, including those learning a second language, develop their verbal skills. Fluent in Spanish, Rosales is particularly interested in how language skills develop in bilingual children. She also offers expertise on how best to train caregivers, teachers and other professionals who work with special needs populations.

Rocio Rosales

Success Story

"Twenty years after completing my associate's degree, I decided to go back to school and pursue a bachelor's degree. I chose UMass Lowell because it has a strong reputation, and the program is available 100% online, which is important because I work full-time and have a family. UMass Lowell accepted my prior college course work from the community college I attended years ago, so I didn't have to start over from the beginning. Completing my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology is helping me change careers to a field I love."

Kristen Wolfenden, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Kristen Wolfenden

Kristen Wolfenden

Psychology is one of UMass Lowell's most enrolled programs, ensuring a large pool of alum contacts in Massachusetts and across the country. Upon graduation, you may take advantage of the worldwide UMass network.
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Psychology Degree Jobs

Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology will enable you to make a positive impact on individual lives, organizations and communities in many different ways. For all these reasons and more, psychology is an excellent choice when selecting a college major as an undergrad — especially if you have a natural curiosity about human behavior and an innate desire to help others.

Learn more about the Psychology Degree Jobs.

Highest Lifetime ROI

UMass Lowell has the highest lifetime return on investment for public research universities in Massachusetts. Our online tuition is among the lowest in the U.S. Additionally, we offer substantial scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities.

Stackable Credits

You may apply for credits from our Graduate Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis toward two master's programs: The M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies and the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis and Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • At UMass Lowell, online degrees are as respectable as their on-campus equivalents. Psychology program graduates receive the same degree regardless of whether studies are completed online or on campus. Additionally, online and on-campus courses have the same instructors and learning outcomes.
  • Bachelor's students who transfer up to 90 credits can complete a degree in psychology in as little as 12 months. However, you have as long as you need to complete the online bachelor's programs at UMass Lowell.
  • Depending on your degree level, psychology graduates are well-positioned for rewarding careers and entry into graduate school. Regardless of your career or educational goals, earning a degree in psychology will provide you with a deep understanding of behavior and mental health. You will learn to research and analyze information using scientific methods and deepen your knowledge of human development, cognition and emotions.
  • Employment of clinical, counseling and school psychologists is growing faster than average for all other occupations. Projections show job growth for substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors will grow by more than 20 percent in the next five years.

    In addition to psychology-related occupations, degree holders find careers in advertising, business management, buying, fundraising, human resources, marketing, public relations and sales.

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