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 86512.1 Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

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
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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 86512.1 Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

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
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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 86512.1 Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

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
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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 86512.1 Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

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
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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 86512.1 Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

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
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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 86512.1 Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

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
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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 86512.1 Group Counseling

Credits : 3
This course focuses on the theory, functions and techniques of group processes including decision-making, problem solving and conflict resolution. Group leadership styles and approaches are analyzed and preferential characteristics for group leaders are identified. Emphasis is on group strategies for working with and advocating for diverse populations. Legal and ethical issues in the group context are addressed.      

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
  • Compare and contrast the issues related to group leadership
  • Evaluate the ethical and professional aspects of group leadership
  • Formulate group process issues for each phase in the evolution of a group
  • Assess how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity
  • Integrate evidence based research on group psychotherapy and clinical effectiveness
  • 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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