Cohort model encourages rich peer learning and support
Required 80 hours of supervised fieldwork
Prepares students to utilize media for social change in entertainment, education, business, and government
Financial Aid is available
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The MA in Media Psychology is a program that examines the impact media have on individuals and groups. Students from all around the world and various professions engage in how media can be utilized for socially constructive outcomes within entertainment, education, social media, and government for example. This program follows a science-practitioner model with an emphasis in research, practice, assessment, and skill development. Faculty are trained media psychologists that work with students to examine topics within media and media psychology including global media, social media, narrative media, and 21st century media models
The Master of Arts in Media Psychology is 30 credits and entirely online. This is a cohort model that allows for global participation. Under this model, students take part in weekly online assignments, discussions, and collaborative projects with faculty members and classmates. The program requires a field project comprised of approximately eighty hours of supervised fieldwork in which students apply their learning to a worksite challenge.
MSPP faculty work closely with students to define interest areas and expertise in order to position students in the market upon graduation. The experiential learning model and technology application prepares students for their next role in society. The program not only equips students with a broad understanding of the field, but also provides the added skills value of using media for socially constructive outcome.
Director, Dr. Pamela Rutledge defines "Media Psychology"
Why an MA in Media Psychology?
Graduates will acquire knowledge and develop skills in the recognized good practices of media psychology work as well as have the opportunity to meet their individual career goals through the curriculum and skilled mentorship from MSPP faculty.
Expand your career options, marketability and workplace effectiveness
Understand the global and local implications of a rapidly changing media environment and technology adoption.
Apply a fundamental understanding of human motivation and development to create effective media technologies and content.
Balance work and school with flexible program scheduling that accommodates working students with a passion to learn.
Read about a current student's experience in the MSPP Media Psychology program, why he chose to pursue this path, and how it is helping him to meet his career goals.
"I've done several masters and doctoral programs in business and media, but MSPP's Media Psychology Master's program has given me invaluable psychological insight which I couldn't find anywhere else. I am fascinated by the outstanding academic quality and commitment of MSPP's professors. The topics are very up-to-date and well put together. I strongly recommend this program to anyone!"
—Dr. Matthias D. Ehrhardt, Media Psychology
Sampling of Multimedia Student Projects
Publication by Dr. Matthias D. Ehrhardt
Title Translation: Freedom in Pictures: Images of Leadership in the Middle Ages
Class Project by Brett Roehl
"How to Use Minecraft for Educational Purposes"
Video Project by Dirk Kummerle
"Mental Health Needs in the Military"