Why Choose Applied Psychology at USC?

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Streamlined & Flexible

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.

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Build key professional skills such as problem solving, data collection and synthesis, research efficiency, strategic thinking and communication.

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



Become part of the world-renowned Trojan family. Our program’s alumni comprise more than 900 diverse and accomplished professionals.

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.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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The University of Southern California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC, a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges and universities in the United States. The WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities can be contacted at:

985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501
Office: 510.748.9001 Fax: 510.748.9797

US News National Universities

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In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked USC #22 among the top colleges in the country.

GoAbroad’s “Innovative New Program – Intern Abroad” award

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In addition, the USC Online Master of Science in Applied Psychology program’s Dublin Internship was a 2018 finalist for GoAbroad’s “Innovative New Program – Intern Abroad” award.