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Master of Arts in Psychology

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Program Coordinator
Karen I. Wilson, Ph.D.
(310) 243-3642
SBS A-335

Program Description

The Master of Arts Degree in Psychology is designed for students whose primary interest is clinical/community psychology or health psychology.  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.  Faculty research areas include: Neuropsychology, malingering, neurocognitive and psychological issues in HIV infection, HIV prevention, mental health models of Type II diabetes among Hispanic college students, risk behavior among African American youth and women, health disparities, women’s mental health and well-being, adolescent health behavior, psychosocial functioning in children and college students with learning disorders/ADHD.  Graduate students in the MA Psychology program are also placed in a wide variety of practicum sites where they learn to provide direct services to clients, employees, and patients.  Opportunities are also available for graduate students to work as teaching assistants in the Department of Psychology.

Career Possibilities

The MA Psychology program is designed for students who want to strengthen their academic record in preparation for applying to Ph.D. or Psy.D. programs.  Many graduates from California State University, Dominguez Hills have been accepted into doctoral programs at universities across the country.  Others choose to begin careers in industry, mental health, community agency and education settings.  Graduates who complete additional coursework can also pursue licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist..

Graduate School Possibilities

Many graduates from our Master's program pursue doctoral studies. Our graduates are successful in gaining admission to and graduating from the doctoral programs of their choice.

Admission Requirements

Button Fall application deadline                March 1

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