Chatham University's M.A. in Psychology program is a 36-credit hour program that provides graduate-level education and training in psychology. The mission of the M.A. in Psychology program is to provide students a foundation in the study of human behavior and skills for working with people.
Chatham's M.A. in Psychology program offers small classes with individualized attention, creating a rich and stimulating environment that highlights our knowledgeable and experienced faculty, opportunities to conduct research, and activities that foster leadership skills. The program emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills, self-awareness, attention to socio-cultural diversity, application of knowledge, and both collaborative and independent work.
Graduates of the program are able to use their understanding of psychological science and theories to further their professional careers in many ways, including work in research settings, in human services, health, or educational organizations, and advancement to doctoral programs in psychology. In addition to the core graduate courses in psychology, the M.A. in Psychology degree offers focus areas in Health & Wellness and Science & Theories.