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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., School of Behavioral Sciences, 2020


    MS in Psychology

    The Master of Science (MS) in Psychology online degree program offers a wide range of academic and professionally-oriented psychology courses. This degree is best suited to those interested in pursuing a strong theoretical and research foundation in psychology, which can be applied to related fields such as advanced addiction studies, pastoral counseling, sport psychology, and consultation in business and industry.

    The program places an emphasis on scientific research and in obtaining practical experience in a non-clinical setting. The MS in Psychology degree offers an alternative to the Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology degree. The Master of Science in Psychology is designed to be generally applicable to related fields, but does not lead to licensure (for that professional goal, please see the MA in Psychology program). The online program also provides a firm foundation in the field of psychology upon which to build doctoral-level study at CalSouthern.

    Quick Facts

    • Credits Required: 42
    • Cost Per Credit: $645*
    • Program Length: 2-3 Years
    • Max Transfer Credits: 6

    * Effective for new learners enrolling June 1, 2024 and after.

    Degree Requirements

    • Core Courses: 15 Credits
    • Elective Courses: 15 Credits
    • Applied Courses: 6 Credits
    • Master’s Thesis: 6 Credits

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    Why Choose CalSouthern?


    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.


    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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    Dean Profile

    DR. Melissa Noya, PSYD

    Dr. Noya is the Dean of Behavioral Sciences. She oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology. She is an accomplished educator and leader in higher education. She earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Albizu University with a specialization in child psychology. She has been in higher education for over 13 years as a faculty member and has served as a psychologist conducting psychological evaluations and therapy with children and adults. Prior to joining California Southern University, she was the Director of Clinical Training for Albizu University Miami and served as Associate Dean and Program Director at Keiser University Miami Campus..

    Dr. Noya’s leadership experience includes the APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team Chair. She also served as the Chair for the FPAGS. Dr. Noya has received numerous awards, including the APAGS 20th Anniversary Future Pioneers of Psychology Award, and the APASociety for Clinical Psychology Distinguished Student Service Award. Her research interests center around evidence-based approaches to assessment. Dr. Noya has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health.



    Can I transfer my credits?

    Absolutely! We accept most course credits and degrees awarded by other appropriately accredited institutions. Professional evaluators will review your credits and determine what qualifies for transfer.


    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.


    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.

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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., School of Behavioral Sciences, 2020

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