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 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics, ethical issues and integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Areas of health and the role of culture are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. The course reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual and spirituality in the individual. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Students will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Students are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process. This course focuses on areas of interest to therapists who work in mental health care settings and those planning to in the future. It will inform the individual on the role of spirituality in the individual.

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
  • Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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
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Thesis

PSY 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics, ethical issues and integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Areas of health and the role of culture are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. The course reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual and spirituality in the individual. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Students will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Students are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process. This course focuses on areas of interest to therapists who work in mental health care settings and those planning to in the future. It will inform the individual on the role of spirituality in the individual.

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
  • Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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
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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics, ethical issues and integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Areas of health and the role of culture are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. The course reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual and spirituality in the individual. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Students will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Students are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process. This course focuses on areas of interest to therapists who work in mental health care settings and those planning to in the future. It will inform the individual on the role of spirituality in the individual.

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
  • Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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
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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics, ethical issues and integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Areas of health and the role of culture are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. The course reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual and spirituality in the individual. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Students will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Students are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process. This course focuses on areas of interest to therapists who work in mental health care settings and those planning to in the future. It will inform the individual on the role of spirituality in the individual.

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
  • Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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
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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics, ethical issues and integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Areas of health and the role of culture are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. The course reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual and spirituality in the individual. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Students will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Students are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process. This course focuses on areas of interest to therapists who work in mental health care settings and those planning to in the future. It will inform the individual on the role of spirituality in the individual.

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
  • Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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
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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics, ethical issues and integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Areas of health and the role of culture are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. The course reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual and spirituality in the individual. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Students will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Students are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process. This course focuses on areas of interest to therapists who work in mental health care settings and those planning to in the future. It will inform the individual on the role of spirituality in the individual.

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
  • Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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
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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 87541 Psychology of Religion

Credits : 3

The Psychology of Religion explores the characteristics, ethical issues and integration of spirituality into psychotherapy. Areas of health and the role of culture are also investigated. This course provides an introductory examination of how spirituality and therapy are intimately related. The course reviews models for healing through understanding the role of religion, ritual and spirituality in the individual. Spiritual assessment of the individual is also discussed. Students will be able to determine the relationship between healing and spirituality, focusing on specific therapeutic interventions. Students are also encouraged to develop a personal model of spiritual development and to understand the integration of spirituality for self and clients, offering an active role for clients in the development of their healing process. This course focuses on areas of interest to therapists who work in mental health care settings and those planning to in the future. It will inform the individual on the role of spirituality in the individual.

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
  • Examine spiritual ritual and spiritual interventions
  • Assess the relationship of religion and spirituality to health
  • Formulate spiritual assessment and treatment plans in psychotherapy
  • Correlate current research on religion and spirituality and its role in psychotherapy
  • Combine legal/ethical issues of religion/spirituality in the therapeutic relationship
  • 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
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