Applied Psychology Degree (Online)

A degree in Applied Psychology will prepare you with the knowledge you need to help individuals and organizations solve critical problems. Expect a practical rather than theoretical approach to psychology that will equip you to apply psychological concepts to everyday issues. If you're motivated to guide people in need or simply improve their quality of life, then a degree in Applied Psychology may be for you.

What can I do with an applied psychology degree? 

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Program features

  • Program is fully online, giving you the flexibility and convenience you need to fit school into your busy life
  • Participate in live classroom lectures and discussions, or watch them later at your convenience 
  • Complete the program in as little as 25 months
  • Take one course at a time 
  • Discussion-centered learning model
  • Courses taught by faculty with experience in the field
  • Unique to a Multnomah education is the opportunity to integrate biblical wisdom with psychological practices and theories

What you'll learn

  • The major psychological theories that are necessary to understand individual, group and organizational behavior
  • How the biological, affective, cognitive and behavioral processes affect human development
  • An understanding of the basic research methods used in psychology
  • How to think more critically and utilize a scientific approach in addressing issues related to behavior and mental processes
  • How a Christian world view informs our understanding of psychological theory and practice
  • The practical ways that psychology helps individuals, groups, and organizations function more effectively


Applied psychology major

  • PSYC 301D Human Development
  • PSYC 302D Organizational Behavior
  • PSYC 303D Research Methods and Statistical Techniques
  • PSYC 304D Health Psychology
  • PSYC 305D Introduction to Psychopathology
  • PSYC 306D Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 307D Cultural Psychology
  • PSYC 308D Applied Social Psychology
  • PSYC 401D Personality Theories
  • PSYC 402D Foundations of Counseling

Bible/theology core

  • BIB 111D Old Testament Pentateuch
  • BIB 327D Old Testament Prophetic Books
  • BIB 115D New Testament Gospels
  • BIB 325D New Testament Acts and Pauline Letters
  • BIB 113D Bible Study Methods
  • TH 200D Introduction to Theology

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2016-17 costs 

Tuition - $465 per credit hour

The Applied Psychology program is 48 credit hours taken over four terms for a total program tuition cost of $22,320. Your tuition rate stays locked-in when you stay enrolled with your original cohort. Students who transfer to another cohort will be charged the current tuition rate.

Technology Fee - $115 per term

Textbooks - Costs vary from program to program, but budget between $200 - $400 per term.  Used, rental or digital textbooks may cost less.

Financial aid

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Admission requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants must:

  • Submit an application
  • Submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended
  • Possess a minimum of 60 credit hours* 
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience
  • Complete program prerequisites (i.e., English Composition and Introduction to Psychology)

*Applicants with less than 60 hours may still enroll as pre-cohort students by taking a variety of courses on campus or online.

Graduation requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology, students must:

  • Complete 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete the 48 semester hours in the Degree Completion Program
  • Complete 41 semester hours of Electives
  • Complete 35 semester hours of General Education requirements including:
    • English/Communication (8 hours)
    • Humanities (12 hours)
    • Social Science (6 hours)
    • Natural Science and Math (9 hours)
  • Complete the Service Learning requirement

Contact our Degree Completion Admissions Coordinator Deborah Lee at 503.251.6591 or