M.Sc. On Campus


California State University Stanislaus

12 months
15638 USD/year
8506 USD/year
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We offer two Masters Degrees, a Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) at California State University Stanislaus 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 Psychology General program at California State University Stanislaus 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.

Learning outcomes

The MA Behavior Analysis is a 40 semester unit program designed to prepare students for  master’s level work as Behavior Analysts in a wide variety of settings as well as PhD programs with a behavioral emphasis. It contains the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) Verified Course Sequence to qualify for the international exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). It also includes a graduate level practicum experience that is verified by the BACB for experience hours at the Intensive Practicum rate. In addition to advanced coursework in applied behavior analysis (ABA), the program also emphasizes theoretical and philosophical concepts in behavior analysis (Radical Behaviorism), clinical behavior analysis, and animal research in the experimental analysis of behavior (pigeon lab). It also prepares behavior analysts to work in settings that do not have a behavioral orientation. A competent, full- time student can finish the MA Behavior Analysis program in 3 semesters.

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 California Board of Behavioral Sciences educational requirements to be eligible to become licensed as Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) in California. A well-organized, productive, full-time student can finish the MS in 5 semesters (2.5 years).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Advanced Human Development
  • Applied Psychopharmacology
  • Clinical Behavior Analysis
  • Multicultural and Developmental Perspectives in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate/Graduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 units completed
  • 18 units of upper-division Child Development or related coursework with minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of writing section of GRE with a score of 3.5

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15638 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15638 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8506 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Turlock

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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