Master of Arts in Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology

The Master of Arts in Psychology program will prepare students for application to doctoral programs, to pursue a profession in the field of psychology, or to become better leaders in their industry.

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Become an Expert in Psychology

This program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of psychology in an intimate and supportive learning environment. With a strong clinical emphasis, courses are focused on how the art and science of psychology can be applied to further our understanding of human behavior and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

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Program Benefits

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  • Nationally regarded graduate school of psychology with the #6-ranked Psy.D. program in the US*
  • Access to major-university resources at the #46-ranked university in the US**
  • Outstanding faculty, recognized experts, scholars and clinicians
  • Values-based curriculum focused on personal and professional growth
  • Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions
  • Convenient class schedules offered on weeknights and occasional weekends
  • Extensive networking opportunities through our alumni network with more than 20,000 professionals
  • * U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad School Rankings, Clinical Psychology
  • * * U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities

Campus Locations

Classes are conveniently located on our West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and just off the 405 freeway.
(Please note that your campus of choice cannot be guaranteed. Campus offerings are contingent upon availability and subject to change.)

Career Outcomes

Behavioral Counselor

A Behavioral Counselor helps patients identify patterns of harmful or disruptive behavior, such as mental disorders or addiction problems, and works with them to improve those behaviors.

The role of behavioral counselors is often to monitor patients, document patient encounters and progress, and engage in treatment plans.

These practitioners can be found working in a variety of environments, including private practices, rehab centers or hospitals.

Developmental Specialist

A development specialist plays an important role in a child's life.

Their function involves helping teachers and parents learn how to administer therapy and behavior modification techniques to improve the skills in children.

Child development specialists may work in a variety of settings, including daycare centers, preschool programs, pediatric hospitals, and public or private clinics.

Human Resources Director

A Director of Human Resources guides and manages the overall delivery of Human Resources services, policies and programs for a company.

Human Resources staff members are advocates for both the company and the people who work in the company.

Typically, Human Resource Directors oversee and provide management guidance on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget and labor relations.

Employment Potential


Job Growth

The number of jobs for Doctors of Psychology is expected to grow 21% in California*


Average Annual Wage

Average annual wage for Clinical Counseling, & School Psychologists in California is $94,910**

Employment Demand

Employment Demand: California has the nation's highest employment demand for graduates of Psychology doctoral programs*

*2017-2018 Burning Glass Report on Employment Potential for Selected Programs
**U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

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