The Master of Arts in Media Psychology is 30 credits and entirely online. 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.
Why a Masters in Media Psychology?
Media psychology is a relatively new degree born out of the need to better understand how people are influenced by and through their interactions with media, content and new technology. The MA in Media Psychology is a program that examines the impact media have on individuals and groups. This program follows a science-practitioner model with an emphasis in research, practice, assessment, and skill development. Students learn the power and influence of media and work closely with MSPP's faculty to define interest areas and expertise. 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.
A Masters in Media Psychology provide students with:
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.
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.
Media psychology is a new field. Alumni and faculty come from various work in the following fields and areas of interests:
Digital strategy, client/account management and user experience
Application, gaming and social media
Media literacy for children, parents, schools and corporations
Clinical or school psychologists who want to under technology and media
Director, Dr. Pamela Rutledge defines "Media Psychology"
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!"