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    “I have recommended CalSouthern to many people I know that were searching for the best educational online experience. CalSouthern provides the opportunity for an advanced degree that one can obtain while simultaneously working a full-time job. It was a godsend for me, and I’m proud to be an alum. “
    Cynthia D., MA in Psychology Program, 2020

    MA in Psychology

    The Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology, with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy degree is a program designed for those interested in pursuing a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and/or as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). If you’re drawn to helping people with emotional, behavioral, mental health, or relationship concerns, perhaps this degree is right for you.

    The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) has approved CalSouthern’s MA degree program for meeting the educational requirements for both Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensure per California Business and Professions Code (BPC) Sections 4980.36, 4980.37, 4980.39, 4980.41 (as required by BPC Section 4980.38); and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) per California Business and Professions Code (BPC) Sections 4999.32 and 4999.33 (as required by BPC Section 4999.40(a)) in the State of California. For licensure requirements in other states and jurisdictions, please contact the applicable authority or state board.

    Quick Facts

    • Credits Required: 60
    • Cost Per Credit: $545
    • Program Length: 4 Years
    • Max Transfer Credits: 12

    Degree Requirements

    • Core Courses: 60 Credits

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    Why Choose CalSouthern?

    Your Degree
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    Our online programs allow you to learn and study when it's convenient for you. And monthly course starts enable you to take courses at your own pace.

    COURSES MENTORED BY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

    Our behavioral sciences programs are centered around experience-based curriculum and are taught by expert faculty mentors who are actively working in the field.

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    BACKED BY 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

    We've championed remote learning from the beginning, and we've been perfecting our craft ever since. We have proven that a quality education does not require four walls.

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    “CalSouthern is helping me achieve my professional/career goals while accommodating my work/family commitments. I am very happy with my studies and grateful for this program’s flexibility!”

    Michelle G., MA in Psychology Program, 2020

    FAQ

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    Can I transfer my credits?

    We accept most course credits s awarded by other appropriately accredited institutions. Professional evaluators will review your credits and determine what may qualify for transfer1.

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    When can I start?

    Immediately. At CalSouthern, new courses start every month instead of every quarter or semester. Register by this month’s deadline to start courses next month on the 1st.

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    Who will support me?

    While you may study on your own, you will never be alone. You will have access to Learner Support Services with a team of diverse staff, faculty mentors, and school-specific academic teams who will assist you throughout your academic journey at CalSouthern.

    1Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible for transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

    California Southern University is a member of the American InterContinental University System. The System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Institutional accreditation provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

    Please visit our website for more information about CCAPP and NAADAC accreditation and licensure requirements.

    CalSouthern cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CalSouthern does not accept applications from residents of Massachusetts, New York, and certain foreign countries.

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