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.
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 Courses||15 units|
APSY 500Research and Evaluation Methods
APSY 510Tests and Assessment
APSY 550Professional and Ethical Issues
APSY 680Research Project
|Emphasis in General Psychology||21 units|
|Choose any 500–600 level course in the M.A. in Psychology program.|