With a strong foundation in psychology, the M.A. in Psychology program prepares graduates for work as:

  • Researchers
  • Consultants
  • Mediators
  • and many others!

Saybrook’s Master’s in Psychology program can help you develop the professional skills necessary to promote life-enhancing transformative change in individuals and communities. Graduates will be positioned to advance their careers, begin a new career path, or to continue their education in a Ph.D. in Psychology program.

Through its pedagogy grounded in humanistic thought, the Saybrook M.A. in Psychology program has the following program goals and program learning outcomes and competencies:

  • Goal 1: Engage self and others in collaborative efforts to promote life-enhancing change, conscious awareness, and authentic and responsible living, individually and collectively.
  • Goal 2: Develop scholars-practitioners who (a) use the depth and the breadth of scientific psychology, its history of thought and development, and its methodology in scholarship, practice, and education; (b) are engaged in reflective self-assessment and in reflective practice; and (c) use ethical reasoning, analytical skills, and quality assurance to contribute to the profession through scholarship, research, practice, and responsible action.
  • Goal 3: Develop the attitudes and abilities essential for critical and creative thinking, for innovation, and for using scholarship to inform practice and practice to inform scholarship.
  • Goal 4: Develop the ability to recognize, respect, and accommodate various individual and cultural differences in all aspects of professional work.
  • Goal 5: Display self-awareness in relationships and a commitment to an empathic, compassionate dialogue that is constructivist, collaborative, authentic, and caring.


*Our M.A. in Psychology program is intended for professionals who wish to pursue non-clinical careers or expand on their existing licenses. This program is not designed to prepare graduates to qualify for clinical licensure or certification.