The Post-Master’s Certificate in General Psychology allows you to choose courses from a range of electives. This additional flexibility in your courses requirements can help you tailor your post-master's education to match your personal and professional goals.
Basis of Admission
A completed master's level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.
6 Courses (18 Credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.
Prerequisite: A Master's degree in any field from an accredited institution will satisfy admission requirements.
Requirement: At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.
All courses are 12 weeks in length.
Time to Completion
Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.
Theories of Personality
The course is based on a framework of six important domains of knowledge about personality functioning with connections to theoretical approaches. These six domains are the dispositional domain (traits, trait taxonomies, and personality dispositions over time), the biological domain (physiology, genetics, evolution), the intrapsychic domain (psychodynamics, motives), the cognitive/experiential domain (cognition, emotion, and the self), the social and cultural domain (social interaction, gender, and culture), and the adjustment domain (stress, coping, health, and personality disorders). The course is based on the notion that these domains of knowledge represent the organizing structure of contemporary personality psychology.
This doctoral-level course is designed to increase awareness of multicultural issues in psychology, including some issues of social diversity, with a focus on theoretical models, research, and techniques and interventions for working with culturally diverse populations in various settings.
Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation
This doctoral-level course is designed as a comprehensive overview of the theory of human cognition and cognitive psychology. Issues to be presented and researched will include, but are not limited to, attention, imagery and memory, consciousness, schemata, cognitive maps, decision making and problem solving.
Focuses on the positive psychology principles of positive subjective experience, positive traits, and positive institutions. It is an emerging shift within the field of psychology. The emphasis includes a scientific investigation of the latest research of positive psychology focusing on positive human strengths such as optimism, gratitude, hope, and justice. The course offers an opportunity for theoretical exploration and practical application.
Theories, research findings, and applications of community psychology. Relationships between environmental conditions and the development of the health and well-being of all members of a community.
Human Communication: Interviewing Skills
This doctoral-level course assists students in developing an understanding of the process of communication and the skills related to affecting the change process. It includes theory, practice and application. An emphasis is placed on the counseling interview and the developing personhood of the client and the counselor.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Master's Certificate in Psychology tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your post-master's certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s post-master's certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $845
- Per 3 credit course cost: $2,535
- Program cost: $15,210
- Average Book cost per course: $110
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
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- No Physical Residency Requirements
- One-to-One Teaching
- 100% Doctoral Faculty
- Flexibility of Online Learning
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