MS | Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology Courses

Below, please find the psychology degree courses in CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Psychology program. By taking five three-credit psychology degree courses in one of five different subject areas, you can earn your MS with an emphasis on chemical dependence and compulsive disorders, sports psychology, organizational psychology, pastoral counseling, or general psychology.

Required Core Courses

PSY 86508 Cross Cultural Mores and Values

Credits : 3
This course explores cross-cultural mores and values with an emphasis on problems and solutions. The focus of study aims to heighten awareness, compassion, and understanding for effective therapy practice including familiarity with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. This course guides Learners to focus on their culture of origin to increase awareness of their own heritage and to increase their appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Thesis

PSY 86508 Cross Cultural Mores and Values

Credits : 3
This course explores cross-cultural mores and values with an emphasis on problems and solutions. The focus of study aims to heighten awareness, compassion, and understanding for effective therapy practice including familiarity with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. This course guides Learners to focus on their culture of origin to increase awareness of their own heritage and to increase their appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86508 Cross Cultural Mores and Values

Credits : 3
This course explores cross-cultural mores and values with an emphasis on problems and solutions. The focus of study aims to heighten awareness, compassion, and understanding for effective therapy practice including familiarity with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. This course guides Learners to focus on their culture of origin to increase awareness of their own heritage and to increase their appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86508 Cross Cultural Mores and Values

Credits : 3
This course explores cross-cultural mores and values with an emphasis on problems and solutions. The focus of study aims to heighten awareness, compassion, and understanding for effective therapy practice including familiarity with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. This course guides Learners to focus on their culture of origin to increase awareness of their own heritage and to increase their appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86508 Cross Cultural Mores and Values

Credits : 3
This course explores cross-cultural mores and values with an emphasis on problems and solutions. The focus of study aims to heighten awareness, compassion, and understanding for effective therapy practice including familiarity with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. This course guides Learners to focus on their culture of origin to increase awareness of their own heritage and to increase their appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86508 Cross Cultural Mores and Values

Credits : 3
This course explores cross-cultural mores and values with an emphasis on problems and solutions. The focus of study aims to heighten awareness, compassion, and understanding for effective therapy practice including familiarity with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. This course guides Learners to focus on their culture of origin to increase awareness of their own heritage and to increase their appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86508 Cross Cultural Mores and Values

Credits : 3
This course explores cross-cultural mores and values with an emphasis on problems and solutions. The focus of study aims to heighten awareness, compassion, and understanding for effective therapy practice including familiarity with the wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans. This course guides Learners to focus on their culture of origin to increase awareness of their own heritage and to increase their appreciation of the impact of cultural diversity upon individuals.

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
  • Analyze your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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