Graduate Programs

Application Deadline for FALL 2017 Admissions: January 15, 2017

The Psychology Department at California State University Stanislaus, would like to thank you for your interest in our Master's programs in Psychology. We offer two Masters Degrees, a Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) and a Master of Science (MS) in Psychology. In the MS program we offer two areas of concentration: Behavior Analysis and Counseling. In the MA program we offer two areas of concentration: General and Behavior Analysis.

The MA is a 30 semester unit program designed to prepare students for acceptance into Ph.D. programs in Psychology. Successful completion of the MA involves coursework and thesis research. The student may choose from a variety of psychology courses (with faculty approval) to fulfill the requirements. A competent, full-time student can finish the MA in one year.

The MS program is designed to prepare students for professional roles as counselors, therapists and/or behavior analysts. The MS Counseling concentration changed effective Fall 2012 to meet California licensing requirements. It is now a 60 semester unit program; the MS Behavior Analysis concentration now a 61 semester unit program. Successful completion of the MS involves coursework, supervised practicum experience and thesis research. Our MS program meets the academic requirements for Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) license and is accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A well-organized, productive, full-time student can finish the MS in 5 semesters (2.5 years).

You must complete both a University Application Form as well as the appropriate MA or MS Department of Psychology Graduate Application Form.

Graduate Secretary: Galdina Serrano (209) 667-3386