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 Research Methods and Statistics

Credits : 3

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
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Additional Available Licensure Requirement

MFT 86900 Research Methods and Statistics

Credits : 3

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
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