General-Theoretical Psychology MA (China)

Fairleigh Dickinson University has partnered with Golden Education to enroll students in this Master’s degree program in China. We offer high-quality teaching and provide Chinese students with an online learning experience. The general theoretical program is focused on individuals who want to better understand the different factors that affect human behavior and apply this knowledge to everyday life (self-understanding, interpersonal relationships, parenting, work-life balance, etc.). Students gain knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics within the field of psychology (see course listings below) and learn basic methodological principles of behavioral science research.

This program prepares students for a variety of careers in industry (e.g., advertising, market research), government (e.g., program evaluation, criminal justice research), education, health sectors, and other organizations that utilize theories and methods of behavioral sciences. This program also prepares students for further study at the doctoral level in more specialized substantive areas of psychology (e.g., clinical psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, etc.).

Length of the program: 18 months.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Special consideration may be given to those holding a specialist degree with at least 5 years of work experience in a related field (e.g., psychology and counseling, education, nursing and health, sales and marketing, management, etc.). Applicants must submit official diplomas and/or transcripts from all post-secondary schools.

Program Requirements

12 mandatory courses are shown as follows:

Learning pattern: Blended learning pattern: Asynchronous + Synchronous courses

Each course will last 6 weeks. Each week there will be pre-recorded lectures along with additional asynchronous work (e.g., readings, assignments, activities, etc.) and a 2-hour synchronous meeting (12 hours total synchronous meeting time) on Saturday evening for students.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.


Emma (Qi) Zhao
Program Director
Golden Education

Stephen Armeli
Director, MA General-Theoretical Psychology (New Jersey)
Co-Director, MA General-Theoretical Psychology (China)
School of Psychology and Counseling Fairleigh Dickinson University

Danielle DeNigris
Co-Director, MA General-Theoretical Psychology (China)
School of Psychology and Counseling Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dan Plaut
International Admissions
Fairleigh Dickinson University