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 86899 Master's Thesis

Credits : 6

This course prepares the graduate learner for the development of a master's thesis. A review is given to research design, modes of observation, and techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research. The main focus of study for this course is placed on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting a literature review of the subject that will lead to its resolution. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include an emphasis on the statement of the problem, the purpose, the scope of the study, and a literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
  • Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
  • Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
  • Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Evaluate research utilizing research design methodology
  • Integrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
  • 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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Thesis

PSY 86899 Master's Thesis

Credits : 6

This course prepares the graduate learner for the development of a master's thesis. A review is given to research design, modes of observation, and techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research. The main focus of study for this course is placed on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting a literature review of the subject that will lead to its resolution. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include an emphasis on the statement of the problem, the purpose, the scope of the study, and a literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
  • Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
  • Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
  • Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Evaluate research utilizing research design methodology
  • Integrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
  • 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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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86899 Master's Thesis

Credits : 6

This course prepares the graduate learner for the development of a master's thesis. A review is given to research design, modes of observation, and techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research. The main focus of study for this course is placed on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting a literature review of the subject that will lead to its resolution. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include an emphasis on the statement of the problem, the purpose, the scope of the study, and a literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
  • Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
  • Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
  • Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Evaluate research utilizing research design methodology
  • Integrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
  • 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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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86899 Master's Thesis

Credits : 6

This course prepares the graduate learner for the development of a master's thesis. A review is given to research design, modes of observation, and techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research. The main focus of study for this course is placed on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting a literature review of the subject that will lead to its resolution. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include an emphasis on the statement of the problem, the purpose, the scope of the study, and a literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
  • Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
  • Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
  • Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Evaluate research utilizing research design methodology
  • Integrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
  • 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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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86899 Master's Thesis

Credits : 6

This course prepares the graduate learner for the development of a master's thesis. A review is given to research design, modes of observation, and techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research. The main focus of study for this course is placed on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting a literature review of the subject that will lead to its resolution. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include an emphasis on the statement of the problem, the purpose, the scope of the study, and a literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
  • Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
  • Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
  • Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Evaluate research utilizing research design methodology
  • Integrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
  • 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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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86899 Master's Thesis

Credits : 6

This course prepares the graduate learner for the development of a master's thesis. A review is given to research design, modes of observation, and techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research. The main focus of study for this course is placed on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting a literature review of the subject that will lead to its resolution. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include an emphasis on the statement of the problem, the purpose, the scope of the study, and a literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
  • Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
  • Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
  • Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Evaluate research utilizing research design methodology
  • Integrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
  • 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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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86899 Master's Thesis

Credits : 6

This course prepares the graduate learner for the development of a master's thesis. A review is given to research design, modes of observation, and techniques of analysis, the social and ethical context of research, and the uses of research. The main focus of study for this course is placed on the delineation of a problem in the field of psychology and a plan for conducting a literature review of the subject that will lead to its resolution. The course will integrate and demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work and will include an emphasis on the statement of the problem, the purpose, the scope of the study, and a literature review in respect to the proposed problem. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
  • Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
  • Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
  • Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Evaluate research utilizing research design methodology
  • Integrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
  • 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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