NCU Catalog - July 2021 (Amended) 
    
    May 16, 2022  
NCU Catalog - July 2021 (Amended) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Post-Master’s Certificate


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Post-Master’s Certificate


Description of Program


The Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychology allows students to select courses from a broad range of electives to fit their personal and professional goals. Several emphasis areas will be available to students, for example, Health Psychology, I/O Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Psychology of Gender and Sexual Fluidity. Completion of this certificate will assist individuals in pursuing a variety of career opportunities in research and education in both the public and the private sector in setting such as schools, hospitals, clinics, research centers, business, and health care teams.

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Basis for Admissions


Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate program requires a conferred master’s level or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

Scope


6 NCU Courses (18 Credit hours) must be completed to earn a Post-Master’s Certificate specialization. Courses taken as part of a NCU master’s program cannot be applied toward a Post-Master’s Certificate program.

Post-Master’s Certificate Transfer into a Doctoral Program


Post-Master’s Certificate program courses may be used to satisfy doctoral degree requirements if the Post-Master’s Certificate course is required by the doctoral program in which the student is enrolled.

Coursework completed as part of an earned doctoral degree cannot be applied toward a Post-Master’s Certificate program. However, a Post-Master’s Certificate can be completed as part of doctoral coursework, if the student officially applies for a Post-Master’s Certificate prior to completing the fourth course in a Post-Master’s Certificate series.

Time to Completion


NCU allows 2 years to complete all certificate programs.

The median time to completion for this program is 12 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 10 - 13 months depending on the specialization.

Areas of Emphasis and Specific Courses - 18 credit hours


Students can select any six courses from all the courses listed below or they can select a group of six courses based on an area of specialization.

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