Psychology (collaborative)

Bachelor of arts
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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An online psychology degree like none other

You love figuring out what makes people tick, but you’re also a stickler for evidence. You want science and critical thinking, not opinion or speculation. Perfect. That drive is what makes the collaborative online psychology degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) an ideal fit for your ambitions. 

This 100% online psychology degree offers students an unprecedented opportunity. You will apply to one campus, but pursue your degree through both accredited, highly regarded psychology departments. This allows you to choose from courses offered on either campus, according to your needs and interests. It also gives you the chance to work with a larger, more diverse group of world-renowned faculty than other online programs can offer.  

Whether you opt to apply through Mizzou or UMSL, your degree will be the same. Both campus names will appear on your diploma, an honor that will show off the unique value of your rigorous education. As a student, you will have the excellence of two universities behind you, an extraordinary selection of courses from both departments and access to abundant expertise from the collaborating campuses. 

There is no other online psychology degree like this for undergraduates. As a student, you will hone skills in critical thinking and scientific methodology that will transform your understanding of human behavior, while preparing you for a range of professions. You can easily choose to pursue graduate studies. Or, you can apply your education immediately to a variety of people-focused careers. It’s your choice.

If you’re ready to take the next step toward your dreams, this collaborative online undergraduate degree program in psychology is the perfect place to start. 

Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of arts in psychology

Campus

University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

MU | College of Arts & Science
UMSL | College of Arts & Sciences

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

MU | Credit hours

120

MU | Estimated cost

$51,180.00

UMSL | Credit hours

120

UMSL | Estimated cost

$48,930.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

An undergraduate degree in psychology prepares students for work in a range of industries. Graduates can apply their skills in critical thinking, statistical analysis, scientific methodology and written communication to competitive positions like these. 

  • Career counselor
  • Public relations representative
  • Corrections/probation/parole officers
  • Child development specialist
  • Activities director
  • Alumni relations specialist
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
11.8%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$56,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. How long it takes you to complete your degree depends on how many credit hours you currently have and how many courses you take per semester.

Course work includes

  • General psychology
  • Choosing a career in psychology
  • Psychological methods and statistics
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of addiction
  • Neuroscience
  • Military and veteran's psychology

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

Varies

Typical course load

Varies if full time or part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri-St. Louis are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Debora Bell

Debora Bell's primary professional interest is doctoral education in psychology. She has served for more than 20 years as director of clinical training for the MU clinical psychology doctoral program and executive director of the MU Psychological Services Clinic, which serves as the training program for the doctoral program and clinical psychology and the umbrella organization for the Center for Evidence-Based Youth Mental Health. In these roles, she is proud to be part of the outstanding education of graduate students in clinical science research and evidence-based clinical practice, as well as part of the program’s strong contributions to the scientific literature and evidence-based services delivery in the community.

Debora Bell
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychological Sciences
Michael Griffin

Dr. Michael Griffin's research interests lie in the interconnection between psychology and biology (psychobiology), in particular, the connection between psychological events and biological alterations. His specific research interests are primarily in the area of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the biological alterations associated with this disorder. He is also interested in studying psychophysiological and psychoendocrine changes that occur following exposure to highly traumatic events like sexual and physical assault.

Michael Griffin, PhD
Department Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Lisa Bauer, Teaching Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Lisa Bauer teaches online sections of Research Methods in Psychology I and Forensic Psychology. Dr. Bauer loves getting to know her students and creating a positive online learning environment in which course information is presented in ways that enhance understanding, promote critical thinking and encourage real-world application. She has received several teaching awards with nominations from graduate and undergraduate students, including the MU Psi Chi Outstanding Professor of the Year Award and a 2022 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award.

Lisa Bauer, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

For MU, this program is administered by the College of Arts & Science

For UMSL, this program is administered by the College of Arts & Sciences