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M.S. in Psychology - Media Psychology

Offered By: Walden University

According to the American Psychological Association and industry publications, media psychology is the next wave in the field and is expected to become a major influence in psychology. With a degree in Media Psychology from Walden University, you will examine the role psychologists play in the media and explore the impact of media and technology on human behavior. By applying psychological theories and principles, you will increase your understanding of how marketing and communications impact modern media in a global society. Potential career opportunities can be pursued in fields such as media consulting, advertising, and media research.

Upon completion of this program, you should:

  • Understand and apply psychological concepts and principles to contemporary/global issues and social change
  • Apply ethics and multicultural understanding and competence to the use, influence, and impact of media
  • Apply principles of statistics and research design to the conceptualization, analysis, and evaluation of psychological research
  • Understand and apply communication concepts, principles, theories, and processes to the effective use, influence, and impact of media technologies
  • Analyze the impact of social conditions on human behavior

Walden's M.S. in Psychology degrees prepare you to successfully pursue exciting new opportunities in a variety of areas including community agencies, healthcare settings, and educational or social services systems. While offering a large range of specializations, each individual program provides a solid education in the development and application of psychological theories and basic scientific methods. These skills will allow you to develop current skills, seek job advancement or being doctoral-level studies.