CalSouthern’s Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) degree is ideally suited for those students interested in pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy or as a licensed professional clinical counselor. The program satisfies the educational requirements for licensure (as an MFT or professional clinical counselor) in the state of California. It features a clinically oriented curriculum that provides students with the high-level, specialized knowledge required by the field, exposes them to a variety of current psychotherapeutic techniques, in addition to honing the personal qualities that are essential to effective therapeutic practice.
The MA meets the educational requirements for California licensure as an MFT or professional clinical counselor
Receive personal instruction from gifted educators who are also leading practitioners in their fields
Gain exposure to today’s leading psychotherapeutic techniques
Hone the personal qualities essential to effective therapeutic practice
Originally founded in 1978, CalSouthern is regionally accredited and offers 100-percent online degree and certificate programs in psychology, business, law and criminal justice. You’ll work with the university’s state-of-the-art, proprietary online learning system, with one-on-one faculty mentoring and a personal academic support team to help you meet your academic and professional goals.
With 100-percent online courses and no group projects, you study on your time without compromising your work and family live
Monthly course starts and no entrance exam requirements mean you can start right away
Affordable tuition—and the amount you pay will never increase while you’re enrolled
A transparent, no-pressure, consultative enrollment process
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Admission to the Master of Arts in Psychology degree program requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent completed at an appropriately accredited institution. The MA in Psychology degree requires 62 graduate semester units beyond a bachelor's degree.