In today’s fast-changing world, psychological theory and research can be applied to enhance or analyze the impacts of emerging media, gauging its effects on individuals and cultures. In each of Fielding’s Media Psychology programs, students analyze how media and technology can best be used for socially constructive ends; and gain practical knowledge, working to create applied solutions for sustainable change.
The roles of media psychologists continue to evolve as the media landscape becomes more complex and fluid. Media Psychology has been recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1986. And as the need grows for media psychology professionals in the marketplace, universities around the world are responding by providing programs at either the certificate, master’s, or doctorate level. One of the features that makes Fielding’s Media Psychology program unique, is that it offers all three degree options at the same university: certificate, master’s, and doctorate.
Fielding’s Media Psychology programs enable students to enter at their qualification, readiness and goal levels. The PhD in Media Psychology program provides a research-based program that informs practice in an evolving field of study. The Masters of Arts in Media Psychology is 100% online, applies psychological science to media and technology landscapes. The 3-course Certificate in Media Psychology program is also 100% online, and offers emphases in Media Neuroscience and Brand Psychology & Audience Engagement.