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Master of Science (MS) in Psychology

Charisma University's Master of Science in Psychology degree program is designed to prepare the graduate level student to develop and apply psychological theories and basic scientific methods in either the job setting or as preparation for continued educational pursuit. The program is designed to encourage the student to develop current skills, seek job advancement, or begin post-graduate studies. The program is open to students of all undergraduate backgrounds. The only prerequisite is a bachelor's degree or equivalent coursework as approved by the admissions office.

Students anticipating post-graduate study in psychology may elect to include "dual-credit courses" in their master's degree curriculum. "Dual-credit courses" are doctoral level courses which may be used to satisfy master's degree requirements. Up to 15 credit hours of dual-credit courses may be used.

In other words, students may elect to take 15 credit hours of "dual-credit courses" that satisfy both the Master of Science in Psychology and either the Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.) or the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree requirements. Dual-credit courses are noted as such in both doctoral programs curriculums.

Students desiring to transfer post-graduate course credit from another university may receive up to 9 hours transfer credit at the discretion of the School Dean. Such approval must be granted prior to program matriculation.

Whether the student elects to work in a community agency, the healthcare field, or within the educational or social services systems, Charisma's Master of Science degree program in psychology will empower him/her to successfully pursue exciting new opportunities in these areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

Charisma University's Master of Science on Psychology degree program is designed prepare the student for a professional career in either the clinical, research, corporate or educational fields of endeavor. It will expose each student to the study of advanced historical and contemporary theory and concepts in the field of psychology; introduce the student to research and research writing techniques and application, and expose the student to various historical and contemporary diagnostic and treatment modalities.

Course Requirements

Courses (30 Credits)

Thesis or Internship (6 Credits)

For the Master of Science in Psychology degree the student must select among the core courses listed above and elect either OPTION 1 (Master's Thesis) or OPTION 2 (Supervised Internship) to satisfy the 36 credit hour requirement. Both options are valued as 6 Credits.

OPTION 1:
GRES 690 Master's Thesis valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines

OPTION 2:
PSY 650S SUPERVISED INTERNSHIP (6 Credits) valued as 6 credits); internship guidelines

Total Credits required for Master of Science (MS) in Psychology is 36. Please refer to the University Catalog University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.

NOTE: Individual requirements for licensure may vary from state to state so consult your specific state licensing board for Licensed Professional Counselor (http://www.nbcc.org/Directory) and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist requirements ( http://www.amftrb.org/) before beginning your course of study.