Why Choose USC for Your Master of Science in Applied Psychology?
Succeed with the help of dedicated enrollment advisors, USC staff and an accomplished faculty of active practitioners.
Build key professional skills such as problem solving, data collection and synthesis, research efficiency, strategic thinking and communication.
In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC #22 among the top colleges in the country.
USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The Dublin internship was a 2018 finalist for GoAbroad’s “Innovative New Program – Intern Aboard” award.
The online Master of Science in Applied Psychology is uniquely structured to explore human behavior in great depth to inform real-world business decisions that affect both organizational and consumer behavior.
“An organization is only as strong as its people. … It is essential to guide leaders on how to retain their top talents. Everything that I am doing is to contribute to a goal of building a stronger culture and organizational efficiency.”
Gina Giang, 2018 alumna
“Beyond the curriculum – which is fantastic – MAPP affords you the opportunity to meet remarkable faculty and students, and gets you access to professional networks.”
David Giardino, 2018 alumnus, Business Development Manager, The Walt Disney Company
“From developing a full marketing plan using consumer psychology to designing research and conducting analyses of data, we leave the program with a solid portfolio of applied work to showcase our competencies.”
Nicole Cavanaugh, 2018 alumna, University Advancement Learning and Development Specialist, McMaster University
What Can I Learn with the USC Master of Science in Applied Psychology?
The online Master of Science in Applied Psychology is project-based and real-world focused so you can immediately transfer what you learn in the online classroom to challenging workplace scenarios. The program blends content in consumer psychology and organizational psychology to create a universally relevant academic experience.
Join a Tradition of Pride and Excellence
As one of the world’s leading private research universities, the University of Southern California has built its reputation on a standard of excellence. Fostering a vibrant culture of public service, USC encourages students to cross disciplinary and geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. At USC, you can join others from around the world intent on making a positive contribution to organizations everywhere.
Accomplished Faculty of Practitioners
The professors who deliver our online applied psychology program are active practitioners who speak the language of business and understand the science of applied psychology, offering expertise from executive-level experience.
What Can I Do with a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology?
The online Master of Science in Applied Psychology can be your guide to understanding the human thought process as it pertains to your professional background — yet it is so much more than that. This empowering program is designed to provide the knowledge and practical abilities you need to become a leader in your field.
Dublin Summer Internship
Gain valuable experience and learn to apply your education to real-world situations in the Silicon Valley of Europe. The online M.S. in Applied Psychology offers an optional summer internship program in Dublin, Ireland, giving you the opportunity to experience an international organization and practice cross-cultural skills.Study Abroad with USC