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 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Thesis

PSY 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and 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 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

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
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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