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Applied Psychology

Improve the lives of others — and expand your own. As someone who cares about what makes people tick, you’re not simply building a career. You’re embarking on a lifelong journey guided by curiosity and compassion. And there’s no better place to hone the skills you need than in an applied psychology degree program created in the Jesuit Catholic tradition of respecting the dignity of all people. As a Regis student, you'll dive into the complexities of human behavior, and grow to understand the expansive world of emotion that drives how each person acts, reacts, learns, communicates, copes and thrives in the modern world. It’s a bold undertaking, one you’ll set out on with the backing of a strong network of peers and faculty, and when you emerge you will have the strength to excel in any profession by positively influencing the mindsets of those around you.

    Why Earn an Applied Psychology Degree at Regis?

    Psychology isn’t just for therapists. Graduating from Regis University’s applied psychology program widens your possibilities and helps you build expertise which you can use across diverse career paths, ranging from education to market research, social work and more. An applied psychology degree also brings further education within reach by helping you lay the foundation for advanced coursework in fields such as criminology or nonprofit management. Pursuing your degree at a modern, Jesuit Catholic university also has its specific advantages. You'll join a community that cares for and considers every facet of who you are, not only your schoolwork.

    How Will You Build Your Story?

    Explore our Applied Psychology program to find out.


    Here’s what elevates graduates who earn a degree in applied psychology above their peers:

    • Regis students can transfer up to 81 credits of coursework, helping them complete their degree in applied psychology and get to work in their field faster

    • An applied psychology degree gives graduates everything they need to excel in their careers, but it’s also a solid foundation that prepares graduates for future study, including advanced degrees in criminology, counseling, marriage and family therapy and nonprofit management

    Apply Your Mind

    Pursuing an applied psychology degree is your commitment to understanding others, and the ways you can use that understanding to create team cohesion in the workplace, to promote individual healing in patients or to strategize important personnel decisions. By pursuing applied psychology at Regis, you’re committing to building that knowledge at the highest levels of excellence, and to the best of your ability. Regis will help cultivate the technical and soft skills required to become an expert in your chosen field at a top-ranked university. With a collaborative learning environment and opportunities to practice lessons hands-on, you will receive an education infused with real-world experience.

    • Understand how the mind develops over a person’s entire lifespan. Learn how those developmental stages expand from the individual level to the social sphere through behavioral expressions like attitude formation, attraction and intimacy.
    • Observe how the body connects to perception, consciousness, dreaming and learning through its systems.
    • Join professionals who use applied psychology to excel in counseling fields like therapy and social work, and other professional fields such as criminology, marketing and more.
    • Build the foundations for your professional success at the undergraduate level. Bachelors students transferring fewer than 45 credit hours to their applied psychology studies can take advantage of our Cornerstone Program for adult undergraduate studnets, which includes foundational classes, a small cohort of peers to help you cultivate community support and academic coaches to help you navigate your Regis experience.

    Dedicated Educators

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Roberta Mancuso

    Dr. Roberta Mancuso, Ph.D., holds her Doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan (1999), a Master's in Experimental Psychology from Southern Methodist University (1994) and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology with an emphasis in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine (1991). Mancuso has also completed postdoctoral research programs in health psychology and psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA. Dr. Mancuso’s areas of expertise are social psychology, health psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychophysiology of emotion, health behavior change, stress and pregnancy, and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes. She has studied the effects of emotions like anger, shame and guilt on the immune system. She has also studied health behavior change and psychosocial factors influencing cybersecurity. Most recently, she is working on a project that explores the psychoneuroimmunological impact of affective disorders in pregnancy, and she is continuing her research in cybersecurity. With regard to her work on pregnancy and birth outcomes, one of her published papers suggests that levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone, a substance that sets the stress response in motion, may help to explain why women who are more anxious about their pregnancies tend to deliver their babies earlier compared to women who are less anxious about their pregnancies.

    Build Your Online Experience

    Regis is the only modern, Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain region, but Rangers can live and learn anywhere. Designed for adult and working professionals, most online classes follow accelerated five or eight-week schedules. Programs also start up to six times per year, meaning you can pursue your education on your own schedule.

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