100% Online degree from an industry leader in the study of psychology in media and technology
The world needs professionals who understand how media influences human behavior and how that can be used to influence content creation, technology design, consumption, and research. You can become a trained expert and advise others on media that promotes positive social change.
You can earn your master’s degree in this innovative field through our 100% online Media Psychology program, while maintaining your professional career and living in your own community. Our program offers great flexibility and attention to your individual goals, small classes, and the ability to interact directly with faculty and colleagues.
Come join the thought leaders, discuss solutions, and experiment with ideas about how media and technology can be harnessed for maximum social impact. Changing the world starts with you.
Take the entire Master’s online, with the option to join faculty at important media psychology events around the nation.
Pictured: Students attend the APA 2019 Media Psychology Awards Social Hour. L-R Graduates Adam Baldowski, Tatyana El-Kour, Jerri Lynn Hogg (past-President of the APA Media and Technology Division), Angela Patterson, and Lisa Swain.
Media psychology starts with psychology. Where traditional communication, media studies, sociology, or psychology programs focus on process or isolate media from human experience, media psychology offers the answer to the ‘why,’ integrating the expertise of psychology with in-depth knowledge of media and technology. Students explore the ways in which cognition, emotion, and instinct can influence human responses to different media stimuli and alter technological impact. Students use these skills to anticipate consumption and use patterns, engagement, and access and look for leverageable solutions to global problems, from smart technology design to economic, social, and environmental impact.
Media psychologists are finding new roles across multiple domains. Fortune 100 companies, for example, increasingly recognize the need for applying media psychology to organizational communications, structure, products and strategy. Our graduates have innovated new roles working with companies like Mozilla, Fox Films, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Disney among others, as well as crafting new business and consulting opportunities and developing successful advocacy campaigns. Special projects within the program give students the opportunity to have real-life experience during the course of their education. Recent projects include partnering with the Department of Defense deconstructing the narrative, cognitive and neuroscience triggers of terrorism in the social space and developing brand-aligned corporate social responsibility programs for companies like Grub Hub.
Customize Your Learning Experience
Tailor your degree to follow your passions and achieve your goals.
Partner with faculty to create a customized plan of study and research.
Study popular topics, such as immersive media & augmented reality, media literacy, social impacts of technology, neuromarketing and the psychology of brand storytelling.
At Fielding, we encourage you to use what you already know to inform your research.
You are the driver of your educational journey.
Every faculty member is committed to helping you build a program that will achieve your goals, from individual coursework to your dissertation.
Present at Conferences
Students participate alongside faculty and practitioners to present in forums such as Media Week, Digital Hollywood, and academic conferences such as the Pop Culture Association and the American Psychological Association. A recent student-faculty collaboration at the Pop Culture Association resulted in the publication of a book on the Fandom of Mad Men.
American Psychological Association
Recent presentations at the American Psychological Association created multiple offers from publishers for books on brand psychology, immersive reality and media ethics.
Fits Your Busy Life
You don’t have to move or quit your job to study at Fielding. Coursework is offered in a distributed environment, making it possible for you to balance your studies with the demands of work, family, and community commitments. There are also plenty of opportunities to network and collaborate with faculty and peers both online and in-person.
Why Choose Fielding’s Media Psychology program?
Where technology meets human experience.
Follow Your Passion
From documentary filmmakers and educators to brand marketers and social advocates, students find their intellectual home in media psychology and leave equipped to achieve their goals and make a difference.
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