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Clinical 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. A wide variety of practicum sites are available for students to learn about direct service provision to clients, employees, and patients. The MA Psychology program is designed for students who want to strengthen their academic record in preparation for applying to doctoral programs. Others choose to begin careers in industry, mental health, community agency and education settings.

The Clinical Psychology option is designed to meet the professional needs of college graduates who plan careers in community mental health or who are already employed as paraprofessionals and desire to further their education and opportunities for advancement. The student is offered a unique opportunity to obtain solid academic knowledge of clinical psychology coupled with extensive research and supervised experience in the application of such knowledge.

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Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from a fully accredited institution of higher education.
  • Completion of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  • At least a "B" average in the last 60 semester units attempted.
  • Successful completion of the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent, with at least a "B" average:
    • Elementary Statistical Analysis in Psychology
    • Introduction to Research Methods
    • Measurement in Psychology
    • Theories Of Personality
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Special consideration concerning the waiving of some of the above requirements is possible (e.g., if the student has had extensive previous experience in the community or clinical area).

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Program content

In addition to the Psychology major requirements, modules for the Clinical Psychology Option include:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  • Seminar in Psychopathology
  • Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques
  • Psychology of Clinical Groups
  • Individual Assessment
  • Community Psychology: Current Theory and Issues
  • Practicum in Clinical-Community Psychology
  • Practicum: Diversity Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Directed Reading
  • Thesis
  • Career Development in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Seminar in Psychopharmacology
  • Advanced Analysis of Variance and Multivariate Techniques
  • Psychology and Aging
  • Individual Intellectual Assessment
  • Theories of Health & Behavior
  • Seminar in Health Psychology Research
  • Neuropsychology
  • Special Topics:
  • Clinical Psychology Practicum
  • Directed Reading
  • Directed Research

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information


  • Tuition Fees: $8,379 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $6,336 (16 units/2 semesters)

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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