Evening & Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions



Do I need to have a bachelor’s degree in psychology?

No. Applicants not majoring in psychology may be accepted if they have completed coursework in the following areas:

  • general or introductory psychology

  • social psychology or personality psychology

  • developmental psychology

  • psychological disorders

  • statistics

Exceptions may be made. After reviewing your application materials, the program coordinator will determine if you have demonstrated the ability to be successful in a graduate psychology program.

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What are the qualifications of the faculty?

Our classes are taught by a balanced combination of both full-time and adjunct faculty who have expertise in numerous areas of psychology. Faculty in the graduate psychology program hold doctorate degrees in psychology or related fields and most have practiced in the mental health field.

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Does this program prepare students for licensure in the mental health field?

No. Students wishing to pursue licensure as a LPC in Missouri or as a LMLP in Kansas must complete the counseling track.

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What if I am not interested in pursuing licensure?

The general Master of Arts in Psychology degree may help students to pursue continued study in psychology. It is recommended that students wishing to pursue doctoral degrees research the admission requirements of programs in their area of interest. Many students also pursue the Master of Arts in Psychology degree in order to advance in a related field.

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How long does it take to complete the program?

The length of time needed to complete the program depends on your professional goals and whether or not you plan to take classes full or part-time. Courses are offered once a year and follow a rotation.

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Is financial aid available?

Yes, contact the Financial Aid Office at the University of Saint Mary by calling1-800-752-7043 or visit our Financial Aid page for payment options or call 913-345-8288 for visit payment plans.

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