PSYCHOLOGY is the scientific study of mind and human behavior.

About the Program

At MNU, we study psychology with a compassionate heart. We want to understand "why?" Why do people have certain thoughts, feelings and behaviors? We want to understand "how?" How do we effectively help people to live a life that is full, healthy, and connected? With the movement towards more integrated health care nationally, the need for psychology professionals is growing.

Professors lead you in discussions and projects that explore the social, developmental, neuropsychological, cultural and biological aspects of human function.

Psychology at MNU actively engages our knowledge of human science with our Christian faith. And our classes follow guidelines established by the American Psychological Association.


We offer courses in psychopharmacology and cognitive neuropsychology. These two courses put you at a distinct advantage when applying for graduate schools or employment due to the clinical applicability of the content. You'll study additional topics like:

  • human development
  • social psychology
  • organizational psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • abnormal behavior
  • fundamentals of counseling.

You'll understand research methods, including experiment design and analysis. You will complete an internship as part of the psychology program, providing exposure to the everyday life in psychology-related professions allowing for great networking opportunities.

Your future


Touching every aspect of psychology, you could become a(n):

  • Child Protective Worker
  • Community Relations Representative
  • Adoption Case Worker
  • Clinical & Counseling Psychologist
  • Career Counselor
  • Personnel Manager

Employers & Internships

We've recently placed students in internships at:

  • Advice & Aid Pregnancy Center
  • Alliance on Aging
  • Heart to Heart International
  • Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Kansas City Urban Youth Center
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
  • TLC for Children & Families

Our People are the Difference

Our faculty members are experts in their field, with experience in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, counseling, marriage & family therapy, and experimental neuroscience.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.