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 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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Thesis

PSY 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86509A Systems of Family Therapy

Credits : 3
This course covers the history and development of family systems therapy. It focuses on the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, evidence-based interventions and resiliency models of family counseling. The Learner is encouraged to foster personal qualities such as self-awareness, sensitivity, flexibility, insight and compassion in working effectively with families. 

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
  • Identify the major theories of couple and family therapy
  • Propose research on evidence based interventions
  • Construct treatment plans integrating theoretical perspectives
  • Consider issues of culture and human diversity
  • Illustrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • 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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