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Our online psychology program prepares you for a variety of careers from counselors to law enforcement to human resources.

100% Flexible

It's 100% online, so you study on your schedule without ever having to come to campus. Plus, our same expert faculty who teach on campus teach online.

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On your schedule doesn't mean on your own. Faculty, advisors, and our skilled Career Services team will guide you to your goals. Plus, our grads in this program boast a 98% successful outcomes rate.

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  • One of our fastest growing programs
  • Minor options to better position your career
  • Courses reviewed with Quality Matters
  • Award-winning advising and coaching team
  • Year-round classes to reduce time to degree

We let our graduates do the talking...

"I have never felt unprepared for any position where I have worked. I believe I received a quality education at Southeast Missouri State and have been able to discuss issues pertinent to my positions on an equal footing with any of my professional colleagues."Ruth Ann Orr, '81 retired educator

Our Alumni Go Places.

Whether your passion lies in helping others or in helping you to learn what motivates others, our online psychology degree means you'll have the confidence to complement our 98% successful outcomes rate in this program.

Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State.

  • AB Spectrum
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Bootheel Counseling Services
  • Coastal Orthopedics
  • Cardinal Glennon
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Jumpstart Autism Center
  • Kedrion Biopharma
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • New Vision Counseling
  • Saint Francis Healthcare System
  • School Districts Across the Country
  • SoutheastHEALTH
  • SSM Health
  • Thrive Autism Solutions
  • Walt Disney World

Our psychology program gives students a strong knowledge base and critical thinking skills in areas such as learning and memory, cognitive processes, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical/personality psychology, and statistics. Our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of professions from counseling to human resources to sales. Expert faculty interact with students in a small, online class environment so everything about the program is focused on you.

  • Admission to the University meets requirements for entry into the psychology program.

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  • PY 101. Introduction to Psychology.
    Introduction to the field of psychology. Includes perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, intelligence, personality, human development, psychopathology, and social behavior. (3)
  • PY 220. Psychological Development Across the Life Span.
    Broad overview of human development across the life span. (3)
  • PY 230. Ethics and Diversity in Psychology.
    Explores concepts of ethics and diversity in the research, education, and practice of psychology. (3)

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  • "My research program explores cognitive skill acquisition and automaticity. Specifically, I investigate factors that influence the gains made during practice of a cognitive skill and factors that influence the durability of practice gains across delays."
    —Nic Wilkins, associate professor
    Department of Psychology

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