California Southern University, a member of the American InterContinental University System

School of Behavioral Sciences

MA | Master of Arts in Psychology


930 Roosevelt

Irvine, CA 92620

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA | Master of Arts in Psychology

Format: Online

Program Description:

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.

MA Highlights:

  • 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.

CalSouthern Highlights:

  • Rigorous, continuously updated, career-relevant curriculum
  • 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).

Eligibility Requirements:

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.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 62

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 425 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

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