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 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral and integrative models. This course examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communication, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives will be considered.

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
Back


Thesis

PSY 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral and integrative models. This course examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communication, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives will be considered.

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
Back


Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral and integrative models. This course examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communication, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives will be considered.

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
Back


Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral and integrative models. This course examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communication, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives will be considered.

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
Back


Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral and integrative models. This course examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communication, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives will be considered.

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
Back


Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral and integrative models. This course examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communication, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives will be considered.

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
Back


Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86509 Psychology of Marriage and Family Systems

Credits : 3
This course covers assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for individuals, couples, families, and children according to the systemic and evidence-based application of psychodynamic, humanistic, communication, experiential, cognitive behavioral and integrative models. This course examines couple and family relationship systems and focuses on communication, structural, emotional and behavioral patterns and assessment of normal and dysfunctional patterns. Ethical issues and multicultural perspectives will be considered.

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
Back


Take the first step - Call 800.477.2254