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 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Thesis

PSY 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86508.1 Culture and Diversity in Counseling

Credits : 3
This course explores diversity and social justice advocacy issues with marginalized and special populations. The focus of study is to foster awareness, compassion and understanding for effective counseling practice. Populations considered include African-Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native-Americans, and LGBTQI individuals. This course guides Learners to explore their own values, beliefs and cultural identities and connect how these personal aspects influence the therapeutic alliance. 

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 your own cultural background
  • Compare and contrast research and practices relevant to helping people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Discriminate processes and issues related to clients of various ethnic & cultural origins
  • Formulate patterns of racial and ethnic adaptation
  • Consider the global expansion of racism
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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