12 months
14304 USD/year
14304 USD/year
7176 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Psychology degree program offered by California State University Fullerton provides advanced coursework and research training in core areas of Psychology. Completion of the M.A. can facilitate application to doctoral programs and provide skills important to careers in education, research, the health professions and industry. 


About this Degree

The Master of Arts (M. A.) Program at California State University Fullerton offers advanced coursework and research experience in several specialized areas of psychology, including cognitive, developmental, evolutionary, social, legal, personality, industrial, clinical/community, quantitative, gerontology, perception, and biological/physiological. 

Our Psychology program provides excellent preparation for Ph.D. work by offering advanced statistical and methodological courses and research experience. Our graduate education also prepares students for a variety of careers in industry, education, and mental health. Students who are committed to the field of psychology, but are undecided on a specialty, have an opportunity to explore options.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues and Perspectives in Psychological Research 
  • Research Design
  • Independent Graduate Research
  • Seminar: Advanced Topics in Psychological Research 
  • Thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University Application
  • Department Application
  • Download the department application, fill it out, and then upload it in CSU Apply
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation 
  • Transcripts of ALL previous coursework
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in psychology courses, 2.5 GPA in last 60 semester units, and overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Research experience 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7152 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7152 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fullerton

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

California State University Fullerton


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!