Graduate

MASTER OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

 

Welcome video from Dr. Paxton, Graduate Co-Coordinator


Program Description

Our program provides students with a solid academic background by giving them an opportunity to complete advanced coursework and further develop their research skills by working closely with a faculty mentor on a research project or thesis. A wide variety of practicum sites are available for students to learn about direct service provision to clients, employees, and patients. The MA Psychology program is designed for students who want to strengthen their academic record in preparation for applying to doctoral programs. Others choose to begin careers in industry, mental health, community agency and education settings.

Click on the Prospective Students tab to get more information about how to apply and the admissions requirements. 

 

M.A. in Clinical Psychology (33 units)

The Clinical Psychology option is designed to meet the professional needs of college graduates who plan careers in community mental health or who are already employed as paraprofessionals and desire to further their education and opportunities for advancement. The student is offered a unique opportunity to obtain solid academic knowledge of clinical psychology coupled with extensive research and supervised experience in the application of such knowledge.    Students can earn up to 3 units of credit per semester for directed research (PSY 598) and thesis research (PSY 599). 

 

M.A. in Health Psychology (36 units)

The Health Psychology Option will provide students with a solid academic background in health psychology. This specialized track is designed to meet the professional needs of college graduates who plan careers in community mental health and other health care settings such as rehabilitation centers, primary care centers and hospices. In addition, students enrolled in the Health Psychology Option will learn how to promote wellness in individuals and within organizations, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs. The goal of concentrated study in health psychology is to provide the student with an understanding of the relationships among relationships among biological, psychological, and social factors as they interact to influence mental and physical health. This goal is accomplished through an integrated program of coursework and research training.    Students can earn up to 3 units of credit per semester for directed research (PSY 598) and thesis research (PSY 599).
 
 

Contact Us

NameTitleEmail
Dr. Silvia SantosGraduate Co-Coordinator ssantos@csudh.edu 

Please direct admissions, comprehensive examination, and graduation related questions to Dr. Santos 

Dr. Keisha PaxtonGraduate Co-Coordinatorkpaxton@csudh.edu

Please direct general and/or clinical and practicum related questions to Dr. Paxton

Elizabeth 'Liz' SomAdministrative Support Coordinator esom1@csudh.edu 

Assistance with general inquiries