Psychology Master's Degrees in California (California State University System)

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Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis - No GRE req.
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Online BS, MS, PhD, PsyD in Psychology with over a dozen specialty options.
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Online BS, MS in Psychology with many different focus options.

When looking to advance their careers, counseling professionals may choose to explore Master’s in Psychology Degrees in California as part of their education. According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office of California, the Golden State boasts one of the top ten economies in the world compared against nations such as Italy and the United Kingdom, and much of California’s economy centers on government, business and professional growth, and health services. Those who study psychology at one of the state’s many popular institutions should gain access to a wide range of employment opportunities after graduation. The following schools continue the series on graduate-level psychology programs in California. For the first part of our list, see: Psychology Master’s Degrees in California (A-C).

California State University, Bakersfield

Department of Psychology

Nearly 75 percent of the faculty at California State University, Bakersfield holds terminal degrees in their fields, an achievement that enhances the experiences of about 9,000 enrolled undergraduates and graduate students each year. Founded in 1965, the university currently offers more than 50 degree programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. CSU Bakersfield believes in taking a broad approach to psychology studies and offers a graduate-level program designed to prepare students for careers in marriage and family counseling or clinical counseling. Under the Department of Psychology, students will learn from experienced faculty while pursuing a variety of extracurricular programs such as the Psychology Club.

M.S. in Counseling Psychology

CSU Bakersfield has created a graduate program for students who work, and all classes meet in the evenings and at night to accommodate busy schedules. The master’s program in counseling psychology requires 90 quarter credit hours and includes courses on topics such as domestic violence, clinical ethics and theories of group counseling. Most students complete the degree in three years. As part of the program, students will complete three levels of practicum experience, three traineeships and a final exam covering graduate-level information. Graduates of the program will be eligible to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in California.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: (661) 654-2363
Email: sappleton3@csub.edu (Dr. Sarah Appleton)
Program Link

California State University, Chico

Psychology Department

California State University, Chico celebrated its 125th year in 2012, which makes it the second oldest school in the California State University system. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the school within the top ten of Western regional universities since 1998. The U.S. Department of Education and The Princeton Review also award the university top marks in various categories. Under the direction of the College of Behavioral and Social Science, Chico State’s Psychology Department presents students with three options at the graduate level: an MA in Psychological Science, an MA in Applied/School Psychology, and an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Psychology (MA)

With an MA in Psychological Science, students will be qualified to teach at the community college level or to pursue a doctoral program in psychology. The program developed by Chico State’s Psychology Department is broad and allows students to gain a more diverse understanding of academic topics within the field of psychology. According to the program website, graduate-level courses focus on “human development, human learning, advanced general psychology, and contemporary issues.” The degree requires 30 credit hours in addition to research and teaching experience gained through close faculty observation and supervision. Students will also complete a master’s thesis at the end of the program.

Psychology (MA) Psych: Applied Psychology (MA)

The first graduate program offered by the Psychology Department at Chico State was an MA in School Psychology, developed by Dr. Hugh M. Bell. Over the years, the department has developed additional programs with other concentrations, but the school concentration remains one of its more prominent offerings. For the master’s program in applied psychology, students will complete 30 credit hours focusing on core requirements such as analytical review and instructionally focused assessment in schools. The school counseling portion of this degree requires an additional 36 to 41 hours and leads to a credentialing in school psychology by the Pupil Personnel Services.

Psychology (MA) Psych: Psych Science (MA)

Students who want to work in a clinical setting and work directly as licensed MFT practitioners should choose Chico State’s MS in Marriage and Family Therapy as the program has been designed to meet California’s educational licensing requirements. In order to complete the program, enrollees need to complete 60 units divided into 18 required courses and additional coursework. The remaining coursework will come from an analytical review and a master’s thesis. Students must stay continually enrolled in the program in order to graduate, and the program must be completed within five years of the end of the student’s oldest semester.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • National Association of School Psychologists

Contact
California State University, Chico
Psychology Department
Modoc Hall, Room 215
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0234
Phone: (530) 898-5147
Email: psy@csuchico.edu
Program Link

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Department of Psychology

Established in 1960 as South Bay State College, California State University, Dominguez Hills prides itself on offering a wide array of programs to a culturally diverse student population in the heart of Los Angeles. The school enrolls about 14,670 students and offers 46 undergraduate and 22 graduate-level degree programs. Within the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, CSU Dominguez Hills’s Department of Psychology awards a Master of Arts in Psychology in which students can choose to concentrate in an option that leads to one of three outcomes: private clinical practice in community health, doctoral preparation, or licensing in marriage and family therapy.

Clinical Psychology M.A.

Students researching master’s programs in psychology in California have a few options at CSU Dominguez Hills. For those who are currently working as paraprofessionals or those who want to work in community mental health centers, the school offers a Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in clinical counseling. This program requires 33 credit hours along with 550 supervised clinical practicum hours in a community facility. Students will also sit for a final written exam, but they can choose to prepare a thesis instead. For students who want to work in rehabilitative centers or similar settings, the department offers a 36-hour Master of Arts in Psychology with a health psychology option.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, Dominguez Hills
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3696
Email: tlwilliams@csudh.edu
Program Link

California State University, East Bay

College of Science, Department of Psychology

California State University, East Bay comprises two campuses and a professional center that make pursuing one of the school’s 100 academic programs convenient. With a low tuition rate comparable to similar institutions and low housing fees, the school helps students achieve the dream of higher education without incurring substantial debt. For students who hope to pursue a graduate-level program at the university, the College of Science’s Department of Psychology provides three options for graduate students: School Counseling with Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage Family Therapy, and Clinical Child/School Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy. The third option is discussed below.

MS Counseling, option Clinical Child/School Psychology

Unlike the other two master’s degrees in psychology at CSU East Bay, the MS Counseling, option Clinical Child/School Psychology requires three years to complete; the other programs require only two. This option allows students to study three programs simultaneously. While working toward a general master’s degree in counseling, students will also undertake the necessary coursework and conduct the appropriate field experiences required of both the School Psychology Credential and the Marriage & Family Therapy Licensure Preparation. Classes are available in day and evening formats with some weekend courses, and students are generally admitted to this full-time program in the fall semester.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • National Association of School Psychologists

Contact
California State University, East Bay
College of Science
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: (510) 885-3484
Email: psychology@csueastbay.edu
Program Link

California State University, Fresno

College of Science and Mathematics

Located on a sizable campus at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains range, California State University, Fresno offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to about 20,000 enrolled students as of fall 2013. What started as a teaching college in 1911 has evolved into a fully accredited institution within the larger California State University network. Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics awards master’s degrees in psychology under the direction of its Department of Psychology, and the programs are both selective and competitive for applicants. Students may pursue a Master of Arts (M.A.) Psychology — General/Experimental Option or a The Master of Arts (M.A.) Psychology — Applied Behavior Analysis Option.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Psychology — General/Experimental Option

According to the website for Fresno State’s Department of Psychology, all graduate students pursuing an M.A. program in psychology will gain instruction in “quantitative methods, experimental design, psychological theory, and research” as part of their general program regardless of specified concentration. Both the General/Experimental Option and the Applied Behavior Analysis Option include a mentorship process designed to help facilitate student learning by pairing candidates with like-minded faculty. At the end of the program, students will complete an individual thesis based on the experiences working with a faculty mentor. The M.A. in general psychology requires 31 credit hours and takes about two years.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) Psychology — Applied Behavior Analysis Option

The M.A. Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis requires a minimum of 44 credit hours spread out over two years, which makes it a more demanding program than the generalized master’s degree in psychology offered by Fresno State. The difference in credit requirement comes from the fact that students in applied psychology take more electives and must conduct more research related to their field. Courses focus on topics such as functional assessment and intervention, research methods in behavior analysis, and an elective chosen by the student. Upon completion of the degree, students will be eligible to sit for the international certification exam.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, Fresno
Department of Psychology
2576 E. San Ramon ST11
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: (559) 278.2691
Email: llachs@csufresno.edu (Dr. Lorin Lachs)
Program Link

California State University, Fullerton

Psychology Department

Students researching graduate programs for psychology in California will find exciting opportunities at California State University, Fullerton. With an impressive enrollment of more than 38,000 students, Cal State Fullerton boasts a diverse student body population, reporting 36 percent Hispanic enrollment in fall 2014 and ranking number one in the state of California and tenth in the United States for awarding bachelor’s degrees to students of Hispanic ethnicity. The school’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers two graduate-level programs under the direction of its Psychology Department: a Master of Arts in General Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology.

Master of Arts in General Psychology

The generalized Master of Arts program at Cal State Fullerton affords students the opportunity to explore a variety of sub-fields within the context of psychology. Designed for those who are undecided about their career or educational path, the program offers a broad perspective on subjects like developmental psychology, clinical and community counseling, and gerontology. The M.A. in General Psychology program requires completion of 30 credit hours including three to six units of relevant research. Courses for this program are only offered during the day. Students will work closely with an experienced faculty mentor in the early stages of the degree.

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

For students who want to establish careers in clinical psychology, the M.S. program at Cal State Fullerton offers a rigorous academic approach that will propel graduates forward in their practices. The clinical psychology focus requires students to develop more intensive research skills and to apply their knowledge in practical settings. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for licenses in Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling. To complete the program, students must obtain 60 credit hours, which include a thesis worth six credits and electives worth 15 credits. Paid teaching assistance is available to graduate students.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, Fullerton
Department of Psychology
Box 6846
Fullerton, CA 92834-6846
Phone: (657) 278-3514
Email: kkarlson@fullerton.edu (Kay Karlson)
Program Link

California State University, Long Beach

Psychology Department

California State University, Long Beach has grown from its humble beginnings in 1949 to a nationally recognized university serving more than 30,000 enrolled undergraduate students. Tied at number 33 on a list of the best regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Long Beach State is the ideal place for students who appreciate natural surroundings and ample outdoor opportunities in conjunction with their academic pursuits. Under the direction of the school’s Psychology Department, Long Beach State offers one Master of Arts program and two Master of Science programs for students hoping to pursue graduate-level education in psychology.

Master of Arts in Psychology

At Long Beach State, students can pursue a generalized Master of Arts in Psychology program with an option in Psychological Research. This course of study provides students with a broad range of topics and research methodologies designed to prepare graduates for doctoral work or careers at the master’s level. Research serves as this program’s central focus. Students will attend full time for an average of two years because the program requires completion of 30 credit hours. One of the advantages to studying at Long Beach State is that despite the school’s high population, psychology graduate enrollees enjoy classes of no more than 15 students.

Master of Science in Psychology

There are two Master of Science degree programs available at Long Beach State: an MS in Psychology, Option in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and an MS in Psychology, Option in Human Factors. The first of these focuses on relevant aspects of psychology for students who want to work in business and industry. Career goals for these students might include working as service consultants and strategic research analysts. The I/O program requires 36 units of continuous coursework with the option to complete a portfolio or research thesis. The Human Behaviors option allows students to study how psychology affects engineering. This emphasis also requires 36 sequential credits.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Psychology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, PSY 100
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-5000
Email: Contact form on website
Program Link

California State University, Los Angeles

Department of Psychology

The urban setting of California State University, Los Angeles attracts more than 20,000 enrollees studying a wide variety of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Founded in 1947, the school now ties for 84th placement on U.S. News and World Report’s list of the best Western regional universities. Within Cal State L.A.’s College of Natural and Social Sciences, students interested in graduate-level programs will find three options offered by the Department of Psychology. In addition to the programs described below, students can participate in valuable extracurricular opportunities like national honor society Psi Chi or the Black Psychology Society.

Master of Arts in Psychology

Students who apply for the Master of Arts in Psychology program at Cal State L.A. do not need a psychology background, but the school only admits those without psychology degrees on a conditional basis. Once approved for study, applicants will be assigned a mentor who will work with them throughout their educational careers on research and focus areas. Students will also select research advisor later in their careers. The M.A. program requires completion of 45 credit hours with at least half of those units coming from 500-level courses. Students must also complete 10 units of non-psychology work within the 45-hour requirement.

Master of Science in Psychology, Forensic Option

Students who are interested in the field of criminal justice or related careers will appreciate Cal State L.A.’s Master of Science in Psychology, Forensic Option. The 52-unit degree program engages students in courses such as multivariate statistics, behavior disorders in children, and quantitative applications. Like those enrolled in the M.A. program, students pursuing the forensic option will work closely with a mentor during their career. As part of the degree program, candidates will complete a 9-month practicum in a field related to their desired career goals such as a police station or crisis center. The M.S. program also requires a thesis.

Master of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Option

The Master of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Option is designed for students who want to work in a field related to behavior analysis or those who might explore doctoral programs after graduation. Designed in part with Cal State L.A.’s Division of Special Education and Counseling, the master’s program in applied behavior trains students to think critically and apply theoretical concepts of behavior analysis to real-world situations. This program requires 55 units in a quarter-based system, and students can choose to complete a thesis or move directly to candidacy if qualified. Students will also complete four units of field work.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, Los Angeles
Department of Psychology, KH C-3104
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8227
Phone: (323) 343-2250
Email: psych@calstatela.edu
Program Link

California State University, Northridge

Department of Psychology

Located in the heart of San Fernando Valley, California State University, Northridge is one of the biggest single-campus universities in the country. Cal State Northridge believes in providing its 38,000 students with a solid academic education that includes hands-on, practical experiences in a diverse range of pursuits. Despite its size, the school affords students a decent faculty-to-student ratio of 24:1 and plenty of opportunities to explore extracurricular involvement. For those interested in pursuing graduate work in psychology or advancing their careers, Cal State Northridge’s Department of Psychology offers three master’s programs under the guidance of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

M.A., Psychology: Behavioral Clinical Psychology

Created with working students in mind, the M.A. program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology prepares students to work as behavior analysts in various settings. The department’s aim for this program is to instruct students on the “philosophy, theory, science, conceptual framework and methodology” needed to appropriately analyze behavior and implement effective strategies. The program requires 37 units. In addition to completing a master’s degree in psychology, students who finish the program will be eligible to prepare for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board coursework, which enables them to practice with board certification in this field. The board certification process requires an additional 19 units.

M.A., Psychology: Clinical

Cal State Northridge’s clinical psychology emphasis helps students develop the appropriate research, assessment and practical application skills to practice in a clinical setting. For this degree, students will work in the school’s on-campus counseling center to gain experience. They may also choose to be placed in off-campus locations approved by the school. Students will also complete a thesis and up to 15 units of field work. While the program will help prepare students to practice clinical psychology, the degree is not intended to act as a standalone program. California requires independent clinical counselors to hold doctoral degrees, and this 39-unit program will propel students toward that end.

M.A., Psychology: General Experimental M.A. Program

The M.A., Psychology in General Experimental M.A. Program focuses specifically on helping future doctoral candidates develop the appropriate research and methodology for completing Ph.D.-level work. Because this degree is research-intensive, students have to secure a position with a faculty member who will agree to mentor them during the program. This faculty sponsorship is required even of students who meet all of the application requirements, and students won’t be admitted without the recommendation. Students must complete 35 units comprised of core courses, six electives and a thesis project. Once the thesis is finished, students will complete a final oral examination on their thesis topic.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, Northridge
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: (818) 677-2827
Email: N/A (Chair is Jill Razani)
Program Link

California State University, Sacramento

Department of Psychology

One out of every 22 Sacramento residents has earned a degree at California State University, Sacramento, a public, four-year school founded in 1947. More than 29,000 students study at Sacramento State as the school offers a variety of academic programs, more than 270 student organizations and popular intramural sports teams. Students enrolled in graduate studies with Sacramento State’s College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies have the option to pursue one of three tracks offered by the Department of Psychology. Two of these programs are outlined below, and the third is an option to prepare for a Ph.D. program in various areas of psychology.

Master of Arts Degree in ABA

Approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for the preparation of certified behavior analysts, the Master of Arts Degree in ABA at Sacramento States provides students with the skills and educational background they need to pursue higher academic study and advanced careers. The program focuses on three objectives: to develop critical and scientific thinking skills, to help students explore doctoral programs after graduation, and to prepare students to achieve certification in behavior analysis. Students who undertake this course of study will complete 35 units related to the concentration as well as an experimental thesis. Of the course requirements, three units must come from electives.

Industrial/Organizational M.A.

Like the M.A. program in applied behavior, the Industrial/Organizational M.A. program offered by Sacramento State requires completion of 35 hours related to the concentration. Courses cover subjects such as the theoretical foundations for industrial psychology, tests and measurements, and special problems in the field. Industrial/organizational or I/O psychologists work in businesses and other professional settings to assess the work life of employee, offer recommendations for improvement and develop effective professional strategies. Students who graduate from the I/O program will hold the “Industrial-Organizational Psychology” designation on their transcripts and diplomas, which could help secure employment with a variety of public and private entities.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • National Association of School Psychologists

Contact
California State University, Sacramento
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: (916) 278-6254
Email: pathughes@csus.edu (Pat Hughes)
Program Link

California State University, San Bernardino

Department of Psychology

Of the 33 public universities in California, California State University, San Bernardino ranks as the second-safest institution and enjoys distinctions from publications U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes. Founded in 1965 and considered a military-friendly campus, the school graduates about 4,000 students each year and maintains an annual enrollment of approximately 20,000 students. Under the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Cal State San Bernardino’s Department of Psychology offers four graduate-level programs for students seeking master’s degrees in psychology in California: the M.A. General/Experimental Program, the M.A. Child Development Program, the M.S. Clinical/Counseling Program and the M.S. Industrial/Organizational Program.

M.A. Programs

The M.A. General/Experimental Program provides students with a broad spectrum of educational opportunities and is designed specifically for students who want to pursue a generalized degree. Rather than focusing on a concentration, the experimental master’s program exposes students to a wide range of psychology topics so that they can pursue more focused doctoral studies. This program requires 51 units in a quarter-based system. The other M.A. program at Cal State San Bernardino allows students with backgrounds in child development to further their careers. Students will complete 51 units during evening courses, and graduate candidates gain access to ample internship opportunities on and off campus.

M.S. Programs

Cal State San Bernardino offers two graduate programs designated as Master of Science degree, one of which is an M.S. Clinical/Counseling Program comprising 90 to 92 quarter units. Students will learn in-depth research methodology that they will be able to showcase in hands-on experiential learning activities throughout the program. Only 10 to 15 students get admitted to this program each year, and they’ll be closely monitored by mentors. For students who want to work in professional settings, the department offers an M.S. Industrial/Organizational Program tailored around applied psychology. The master’s program in I/O requires 75 quarter units and provides externship opportunities.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, San Bernardino
Department of Psychology
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: (909) 537-5570
Email: psychology@csusb.edu
Program Link

California State University, San Marcos

Department

The California State University system comprises 23 campuses, and CSU San Marcos is the system’s 20th school, established in 1989. Despite its relative newness, CSU San Marcos enrolls more than 12,000 students. Those who want to pursue a graduate degree in psychology will find a rigorous program within the university’s Psychology Department. According to the program’s website, the M.A. in Psychology at CSU San Marcos centers on five student learning outcomes: an understanding of “empirical and theoretical foundations of psychology,” explanation and application of appropriate research and analytical skills, development of effective pedagogy or teaching techniques, and effective engagement in extracurricular networking opportunities.

M.A. in Psychology

The M.A. in Psychology program at CSU San Marcos is not designed to help students achieve licensure in specific subject areas but rather to propel students forward into additional academic pursuits. As a generalized degree, the program allows students to explore a broad spectrum of topics within the field of psychology. Research methodology, a critical thinking-centric approach and advanced coursework form the basis of the Master of Arts degree. In order to graduate, students will need to complete 33 credit hours divided into 11 courses. Of these, 27 credits must come from graduate-level coursework. Students also must complete an approved thesis project.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Contact
California State University, San Marcos
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: (760) 750-4102
Email: ncaine@csusm.edu (Dr. Nancy Caine)
Program Link

California State University, Stanislaus

Psychology Department

A relatively small school in the California State University system in terms of enrollment, California State University, Stanislaus serves 9,000 students at two campuses and boasts a high percentage of both women students and Latinos. The school was founded as a state college in 1960 and earned its university designation in 1968. For students who want to explore psychology degrees in California, the College of Science at CSU Stanislaus offers two programs at the master’s level under the direction of its Psychology Department. Both of these programs ranked among the top five graduate-level academic programs offered by the school in the fall of 2013.

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)

CSU Stanislaus offers two concentrations within the Master of Arts in Psychology Program. The first is a generalized focus that prepares students for more specific graduate work later in their careers. This concentration enhances research skills and allows students to sample different subjects within the field of psychology. Students will complete 30 credit units for the degree. In lieu of the general M.A. program, students can choose to concentrate in Behavior Analysis. Students in this version of the master’s program will apply concepts of behavioral analysis to various aspects of everyday life. This program requires 40 credit units, and both programs require a thesis.

Master of Science (MS) in Psychology

Students who pursue a Master of Science degree at CSU Stanislaus can choose from one of two concentrations: Counseling or Behavior Analysis. The M.S. programs require about twice the credit hours of the M.A. program. Counseling students will complete 60 hours while Behavior Analysis candidates will complete 61. In addition to the required coursework, students enrolled in either M.S. program will complete supervised practicum work and a thesis. Once finished, graduates are eligible for licensure in marriage and family therapy. The program takes about two and a half years or five semesters to complete depending on full-time status and student motivation.

Accreditation

  • Senior College Commission of the Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Association for Behavior Analysis

Contact
California State University, Stanislaus
College of Science
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
Phone: (209) 667-3386
Email: gserrano@csustan.edu (Galdina Serrano)
Program Link

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that psychologists who specialize in mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy will enjoy a 29 percent increase in the number of jobs by 2022, a much faster growth than other occupations. For students researching Master’s in Psychology Degrees in California, the above-referenced schools should be able to take advantage of this significant growth once they graduate.

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