Psychology: Applied Social Psychology MA

About the Social Psychology Degree at Loyola

Research specialists explore the world of social psychology and apply their skills and knowledge to real-world problems. Through the Loyola University Chicago MA in Applied Social Psychology, you will develop social psychological expertise in a variety of research areas, including education, law, criminal justice, and health.

Loyola's social psychology degree will give you training in both social psychological theory and methods and also teach you how to apply that knowledge to help solve today's most pressing social problems.

Program Structure

The MA in Applied Social Psychology can be pursued full time or part time. Classes are held weekday evenings at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, on Chicago's North Side.

This two-year program includes an empirical thesis, a research project through which you will develop your skills and contribute to the social psychology field.

Are you a current Loyola undergrad?

This program is eligible for an Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's degree. Earn a Master’s with only one extra year of study following the completion of your eligible undergraduate degree.


Why Choose Loyola for a social psychology master's degree?

Loyola's MA in Applied Social Psychology is a rewarding and challenging program that will help you achieve your academic goals and prepare you for jobs with a social psychology degree.

Relevant coursework

Your courses for the social psychology degree will be in both basic and applied research areas with an emphasis on methods and statistics.

You will learn how to conduct, evaluate, and communicate high-quality research that can address important social programs and promote positive social change.

You will learn from faculty who are experts in their fields and who are also highly committed to mentoring you and supporting your academic and professional goals.

You will be part of a supportive community of scholars who value diversity and share your passion for social psychology. Like you, they desire to address important social problems and promote positive social change.

You will earn your degree from an applied social psychology program that is one of the oldest and most respected of its kind in the nation. Loyola has been offering MA and PhD degrees in social psychology since 1965.

Psychology Department

The Department of Psychology offers rigorous, empirically-grounded training designed to help students launch a productive and fulfilling career. Find stories showcasing current students and graduates from the Psychology: Applied Social Psychology MA program and learn more about why Loyola is right for you.

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Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the department faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Psychology: Applied Social Psychology MA program.


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