MA | Master of Arts in Psychology

Psychology master's courses in the Master of Arts in Psychology program

The following master's level courses comprise CalSouthern’s Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology degree program. In order to fulfill educational requirements for licensure at the master’s level in California – MFT and/or LPCC – all required courses must be completed. Elective options are not available for this program. For licensure requirements in other states, please contact your applicable state board.

Required Core Courses

MFT 86900.1 Research Methods and Statistics

Credits : 3

This course covers the essential concepts related to the research process including qualitative and quantitative designs, program evaluation, sampling issues and data analysis. Emphasis is on training Learners to become informed consumers of research and preparing them to conduct research in their respective practices. Learners develop a research proposal consistent with a counseling and family therapy perspective in consideration of multiculturalism, advocacy, leadership, and social justice. Legal and ethical implications of research are explored.

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
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