12 months
6336 USD/year
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The Psychology  program from California State University, Dominguez Hills 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.


The MA Psychology program from California State University, Dominguez Hills 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.

M.A. in Clinical Psychology

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.  

Students can earn up to 3 units of credit per semester for directed research (PSY 598) and thesis research (PSY 599).

M.A. in Health Psychology

The Health Psychology Option will provide students with a solid academic background in health psychology. 

This specialized track is designed to meet the professional needs of college graduates who plan careers in community mental health and other health care settings such as rehabilitation centers, primary care centers and hospices. 

In addition, students enrolled in the Health Psychology Option will learn how to promote wellness in individuals and within organizations, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs. The goal of concentrated study in health psychology is to provide the student with an understanding of the relationships among relationships among biological, psychological, and social factors as they interact to influence mental and physical health. 

This goal is accomplished through an integrated program of coursework and research training. Students can earn up to 3 units of credit per semester for directed research (PSY 598) and thesis research (PSY 599).

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Research Methods 
  • Seminar in Developmental Psychology 
  • Seminar in Psychopathology 
  • Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques 
  • Psychology of Clinical Groups 
  • Individual Assessment
  • Community Psychology
  • Practicum in Clinical-Community Psychology 
  • Practicum: Diversity Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology 
  • Directed Reading or Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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 
  • Intermediate Statistics and Research Design or
  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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    6336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6336 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Carson

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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