Military member seeking advice on an online masters in Psychology

Discussion in 'Military-related education topics' started by bdmski, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. bdmski

    bdmski New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I just completed a bachelors of arts in Psychology from UNLV. I'm serving in the military now and want to get a head start on getting a masters for promotions down the road. I won't be using it in the civilian sector as I plan on staying in for 20 years, however I still need one to "check the box." I honestly want something I enjoy and isn't terribly difficult, so a university without a thesis requirement would be a huge plus. Training and deployments will already take up a lot of my time in the near future, and the less headache the better.

    I noticed the University of the Rockies offers a general psychology masters and uses a comprehensive exam instead of a thesis. Does anyone have any experience with them? I always wanted to go to American Military University but don't like the aspect of a thesis. A few people have mentioned Trident university, however it's my understanding they are under investigation for accredidation and the last thing I need is to be halfway done with a masters and it be worth nothing.

    Does anyone have any insight on universities that meet my criteria? Any info or help would be very much appreciated!
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    AMU allows you to choose thesis or non-thesis.
  3. Hokiephile

    Hokiephile New Member

    How about online forensic psychology from a B&M school, the U of North Dakota? Instate tuition. Sounds like more fund than general psych.
    Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology | Online & Distance Education
  4. bdmski

    bdmski New Member

    Thank you for the replies gentlemen, I actually chated with an online advisor and although some degrees offer the option psychology is not one of them. It requires a capstone that includes a thesis.

    Hope to hear more replies from you all. =]
  5. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Texas A&M International University: MS in Psychology (Police Psychology Track – non-thesis)
    Texas A&M International University - Laredo, Texas

    University of North Texas: MS in Educational Psychology (non-thesis option)
    UNT eCampus

    Sacred Heart University: MS Applied Psychology (no Thesis; but comprehensive exam)
    MSAP Online Degree Courses | Sacred Heart University Online

    Tulane University: MS in General Psychology (non-thesis track)
    Tulane University - Department of Psychology - 4+1 Masters Program

    Wayne State University: MA Industrial /Organizational Psychology (Capstone course requirement)
    WSU | CLAS | Psychology | M.A. Program in I/O Psychology

    Walden University: MS in Psychology (capstone or thesis option)
    MS in Psychology Thesis or Capstone | Online Master's Degree | Walden University

    Capella University: MS in General Psychology (requires capstone project)
    Online Master's in Psychology - Online Master Degree in Psychology - Psychology Master On Line

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