Health Psychology

Degree Offered: M.S.

The Master of Science in Health Psychology program prepares students to address the need to promote the interrelationships between physical and mental health. This program prepares students for jobs and Ph.D. programs that emphasize mental and physical illness prevention, health promotion, and strategies to identify and address health disparities.

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities such as behavioral health evaluators, survey specialist, research associate, neuropsychological associates, psychometrists, behavioral health case manager, behavioral health and research consultants, and behavioral health science writers. This program is an excellent precursor for those students who would like to pursue a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in health psychology or clinical psychology. 

Admission Requirements

  • Application ($65 fee)
  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology or a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with 12 credit hours in psychology that includes at least 1 introductory statistics course and 1 research methods course.
  • 12 post-baccalaureate graduate credits in psychology
  • 3.0 GPA in the bachelor's degree program
  • Transcripts
  • Three recommendations
  • Personal Statement of Interest
  • English language Proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS or PTE)

This program will be offered in a hybrid format where some classes are onsite and others are online.

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Contact Information

John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences
Department of Psychology

Graduate Coordinator: Phyllis Ford-Booker
Email: bookerp@ncat.edu
Phone: (336) 285-2269

Department Chair: George Robinson
Email: grobinso@ncat.edu
Phone: (336) 285-2275

Department Website