Master of Science in Psychology (MS) - Program Introduction
CalSouthern’s online Master of Science in Psychology (MS) program is designed to provide the strongest and most comprehensive foundation in the study of psychology. Whether you already have a background in mental health and are looking to broaden your skill set or are simply interested in studying psychology on a post-graduate level, it’s an excellent degree choice. The MS is also a stepping-stone to CalSouthern’s PsyD program, which satisfies the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical psychologist in California. Once enrolled in the MS program, you can choose to focus your studies in sports psychology, chemical dependency, industrial psychology, pastoral counseling, or general psychology.
2 Years (full-time status)
Learners can progress at a more leisurely pace and complete in four years or more.
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CalSouthern’s Master of Science (MS) in psychology degree program is designed to provide the strongest possible foundation in the study of psychology, while simultaneously allowing you to focus your studies on one of a variety of specialized fields, maximizing the relevance of your educational experience to your particular interests and career goals. By supplementing your required core courses with five elective courses in a specific topic area, you can customize your online MS in psychology with an emphasis on chemical dependency and compulsive disorders, industrial and organization psychology, pastoral counseling, sports psychology, and general psychology.
The online MS in psychology degree program is an excellent option for a wide variety of students. People who are already working in mental health can utilize the MS to both enhance their skill sets and to position themselves for career advancement. The MS may also be the preferable degree program for people who want to transition into CalSouthern’s doctoral program and then perhaps pursue licensure as a licensed psychologist — it provides the most direct route to CalSouthern’s doctoral degree: the PsyD.
Students in CalSouthern’s online MS in psychology program will benefit from a dedicated and accessible community of faculty, administration (even the deans readily make themselves available to you should you require their guidance), staff, and fellow students who are all eager to support you in your educational journey. Your faculty, as well as your personal academic advisor, are highly educated, experienced mental health professionals who are happy to share their expertise.
It won’t take long for you to see what makes CalSouthern—and its School of Behavioral Sciences—different. It may be an online degree program—with the convenience and flexibility that allow adult, working students to study at their own pace and on their own time—but the dedication to service, integrity, and academic excellence combine to make CalSouthern a very humanistic, supportive environment. Explore CalSouthern and see the difference for yourself.