Why Choose Applied Psychology at USC?


Graduate in as few as 16 months with a relevant and universally applicable degree.


Use 100% online classes to balance academics with family and professional responsibilities.


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.


Put your education to work with an optional summer internship in Dublin.

Connect Human Behavior to Business

Understanding human behavior is more than the basis of psychology — it’s an essential component of virtually every organization and business. The USC online Master of Science in Applied Psychology offers a unique blend of consumer and organizational psychology to give you a professional edge in marketing, talent management and recruitment, research, social media and analytics, organizational development and a variety of related fields.

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 Abroad” award.

The Dublin Internship was a 2019 finalist for the “Real Life Learning Award” from the Professionals in International Education organization