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Certificate in CyberPsychology


Certificate in CyberPsychology 

The Certificate in CyberPsychology program is designed for post-baccalaureates seeking advanced education in the applied interdisciplinary study of cyberpsychology. This certificate is appropriate for individuals seeking a broad overview of the history and current state of cyberpsychological study without having to formally engage in scientific research. All required coursework overlaps with the curriculum for the M.S. CyberPsychology degree program, offering Certificate students the opportunity to survey multiple areas of cyberpsychology and then easily transition into graduate-level study. Fifteen credit hours are required for the certificate. 

Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the CyberPsychology program coursework and training, students will be able to:

  • Describe how current and emerging digital technologies impact how human beings think and behave individually and in groups;
  • Integrate the ethical, cultural, social, political, and legal issues impacting applied cyberpsychological theory and research;
  • Conceptualize practical and novel problems in society that are impacted by the continual changes in digital technologies;

Students can pursue one of two tracks. 

Track 1: Behavioral Emphasis

The purpose of this track is to prepare students to examine human behavior. The coursework allows students to learn how to utilize psychological theories to study human behavior. 

Course List
Code Title Credits
Core Courses  
PSY 510 Psychology & Cyberspace 3
PSY 580 Cybercognition & Behavior 3
Required Course  
PSY 560 Virtuality 3
Elective Courses (Take 6 credits)  
PSY 540 Consumer & Media Cyberpsychology 3
PSY 550 Human-Computer Interaction 3
PSY 570 Forensic Cyberpyschology 3
PSY 590 Cyberpsychopathology 3
Admission Requirements
  • Submit an online application.
  • Hold a bachelor's degree and submit a transcript from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.5 or better.