Single Master’s-Level Psychology Courses
At CalSouthern, students are permitted to enroll in a course at the master’s level without committing to a particular degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:
- Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
- Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
- Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest
Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy and psychopathology.
Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in a master’s-level degree program, a bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
MFT 86900 Research Methods and Statistics
This course examines tools used in the field of psychology to effectively conduct the process of organized inquiry. The focus of study covers basic concepts in statistics and research. Principles of conducting ethical research are examined in detail. The scientific method is presented as the foundation for understanding and designing descriptive, experimental, and actionable research methodologies within a social, psychological, and ethical context. Statistical topics include levels of measurement, central tendency, dispersion, correlation, and the use of inferential statistics for hypothesis testing. Emphasis is given to helping Learners become knowledgeable consumers of research.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 ethical issues in regards to research
- Differentiate between types of research designs.
- Critically analyze research reports in relation to a selected topic.
- Create a suggested ethical research proposal.
- Create a literature search utilizing internet resources of scholarly journals
- Evaluate the correct statistical test to be used in a research project, given the research question and hypothesis.
- 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