General Psychology

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the M.A. in Psychology examine, evaluate, and apply psychological principles and methods in a variety of settings through psychoeducational training, intervention strategies, research, and human service management. These professionals pursue careers in mental health agencies, correctional facilities, and schools, or pursue doctoral-level education.

Coursework

This program features 12 classes at 3 units each, totaling 36 units. Each course meets for eight weeks. The graduate learner typically takes one course at a time completing two classes each semester. The major core component is 15 units in length, while the second component consists of 21 units of a chosen emphasis area.

To earn the M.A. in Psychology, adult learners must complete all of the following courses while achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0:

Core Courses15 units
APSY 500
Research and Evaluation Methods
3
APSY 510
Tests and Assessment
3
APSY 550
Professional and Ethical Issues
3
APSY 680
Research Project
3
APSY 690
Practicum
3
Emphasis in General Psychology21 units
APSY 540
Personality
3
- or -
APSY 560
Group Work
3
APSY 640
Applied Lifespan Development
3
- or -
APSY 650
Child, Adolescent, and Family Issues and Interventions
3
APSY 600
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
3
- or -
APSY 610
Organizational Behavior and Development
3
APSY 530
Motivational Psychology
3
- or -
APSY 590
Personnel Selection, Training, and Development
3
- or -
APSY 620
Behavioral Assessment, Modification, and Management
3
- or -
APSY 630
Cognitive Development, Issues, and Interventions
3
Electives9
Choose any 500–600 level course in the M.A. in Psychology program.
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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