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Online Psychology Degree Programs in North Carolina

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Explore Our Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Degrees

Whether you are just beginning your psychology studies or ready to advance in the field as a clinical mental health counselor, MU has the career-focused online psychology degree programs you need to achieve success. Build the theoretical knowledge and practical expertise to make a difference –100% online.

Psychology, BS

100% online

3.5 years

124 credit hours

Start or advance a rewarding career that impacts lives through work in substance abuse, counseling, business, and more by studying 100 percent online.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS

100% online

2 years

60 credit hours

Build a foundation in mental health counseling by exploring the most effective techniques, theories, and skills for successful clinical practitioners.

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Compare MU’s Psychology Bachelor’s Program Concentrations

ProgramCounseling/Clinical Psychology ConcentrationHuman Performance Psychology Concentration
Program Duration3.5 years3.5 years
Delivery Format100% Online100% Online
CurriculumStudy abnormal psychology, experimental psychology, human development, and social psychology.Study systems design and human interface, industrial/organizational productivity, and social psychology.
Admission RequirementsCompleted application
High school diploma/GED
Transcripts
Completed application
High school diploma/GED
Transcripts
Credit Hours124124
Tuition$435 per credit$435 per credit
Graduate OutcomesPrepare for graduate study to counsel others through therapy, treatment, and clinical work in various mental health settings.Work in a wide range of community and social service occupations or jobs in human resources, machine design, and more.
Why Choose This Option?Learn how to help people address life issues or psychological disorders.Apply psychology to design systems, machines, and products.
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Why Choose Methodist University for Psychology?

MU is located in North Carolina, but our programs are offered 100% online, so students can learn from anywhere in a format that fits their lives. Our online psychology degrees are built for working professionals, and all courses feature a low student-faculty ratio of just 12:1.

In addition, online students at MU benefit from the same academic excellence and top-tier education as on-campus learners. We’re also proud to offer affordable tuition, with approximately 97% of our students qualifying for financial aid.

Psychology and Counseling Career Outlook in North Carolina

When you earn a bachelor’s in psychology or a master’s in clinical mental health counseling degree, you can pursue a wide range of fast-growing psychology careers. Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors expect an average annual job growth of 2.4% in North Carolina.3

Advanced study can open doors to even more professional opportunities, such as Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

$55,153

Licensed Professional Counselors earn an average salary of $55,153 per year4

1,349

average annual openings for counselors in North Carolina3

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Careers in Counseling and Mental Health

Clinical Psychologist*

$88,974/year5

Evaluate patients to diagnose psychological issues and determine treatment plans alongside care teams including psychiatrists, social workers, and more.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

$56,090/year6

Help patients dealing with psychological issues to improve their mental health and quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ page to find answers to questions you may have about the online programs.

Yes. Methodist University offers a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Psychology that allows you to study on your schedule in a flexible format ideal for working adults. The BS in Psychology program features concentrations in Counseling/Clinical Psychology or Human Performance Psychology.

The online BS in Psychology is designed to be completed in 3.5 years, while the online MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling can be completed in two years.

A psychology or clinical mental health counseling degree can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities in the mental health field and beyond. Graduates of our programs can work in counseling, human resources, business, management, and more.

Yes. Becoming a licensed counselor in North Carolina requires the completion of a master’s degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution.

In addition to holding a master’s degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution, you must complete a practicum, internship, and supervision hours, then pass either the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification, the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam, or the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam.7 Candidates in North Carolina must also pass the Jurisprudence Exam.8

This information is subject to change. Please refer to your state’s licensing board for details.

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/substance-abuse-behavioral-disorder-and-mental-health-counselors.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Community and Social Service Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/home.htm.
  3. NCcareers.org. Explore Occupations. Mental Health. Retrieved from https://nccareers.org/occupation-profile?search-title=mental+health&title=mental+health.
  4. Payscale.com. Licensed Professional Counselor Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Licensed_Professional_Counselor/Salary.
  5. Payscale.com. Clinical Psychologist Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Psychologist/Salary.
  6. Payscale.com. Licensed Mental Health Counselor Salary. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Licensed_Mental_Health_Counselor/Salary.

*Most clinical, counseling, and research psychologist roles require a doctoral degree.