MA | Master of Arts in Psychology

Psychology master's courses in the Master of Arts in Psychology program

The following master's level courses comprise CalSouthern’s Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology degree program. In order to fulfill educational requirements for licensure at the master’s level in California – MFT and/or LPCC – all required courses must be completed. Elective options are not available for this program. For licensure requirements in other states, please contact your applicable state board.

Required Core Courses

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Additional Available Licensure Requirement

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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