Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Data Analysis and Research Psychology, MS (Online)

College Social and Behavioral Sciences; Center for Online and Extended Education
Academic Award Master of Science
Credits Required 36 semester credits
Faculty Lead Rachel Partsch 
CIP Code 42.2813

The MS in Data Analysis and Research Psychology is a 36-credit, fully online graduate degree offered by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northwest University. The program prepares students to develop knowledge through the application of social science research methodologies to social and workplace problems faced by communities and organizations. Students select from three concentrations depending on the student’s professional goals: (1) research analytics, (2) program evaluation, or (3) doctoral-preparation. 

Program Outcomes 

The MSDARP program equips students with the knowledge and abilities to fulfill this aim by preparing student to: 

  1. Design and implement empirical investigations in communities and organizations. 
  2. Analyze data using appropriate quantitative and qualitative techniques and generate appropriate conclusions based on analysis results. 
  3. Create professional reports and presentations detailing investigation procedures, data analyses, findings, and conclusions in APA format. 
  4. Adhere to the ethical code and standards of the American Psychological Association for psychological research. 
  5. Articulate how a Christian worldview informs their understanding of data analysis and interpretation. 

Admission Criteria 

  • BA/BS degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Science, or closely related field 
    • If not – need to complete prerequisite courses: (1) Statistics and (2) General Psychology. 
  • Undergraduate CGPA 3.0 
  • Completed online application 
  • Letter of interest – highlighting research interests and professional goals 

Transfer Credits  

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Master’s students may transfer up to 6 credit hours of eligible graduate level coursework (subject to Program Chair’s approval) from an accredited institution towards their degree requirements. This must be done prior to beginning the program and students interested in transferring graduate credits should contact the Faculty Lead.