Program Overview

The online MS in Psychology degree program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the theories, principles, and practices utilized within the field of psychology. Course options cover topics in development, human sexuality, psychopathology, marriage and family, ethics and the law, alcohol and substance abuse, counseling, and more.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)


    A bachelor’s degree in another field may be accepted if the admissions committee evaluation indicates the applicant has the necessary foundation to succeed in the program. If an applicant has a bachelor's degree in another field, he or she must complete the 6 following prerequisite courses: PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology, PSY 228 Social Psychology, PSY 270 Learning Theories, PSY 280 Marriage and Family, PSY 380 Personality Theories, and PSY 408 Abnormal Psychology.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1973, California Coast University is a private distance learning institution that offers online and correspondence programs. This non-profit started in order to meet the needs of professionals from all areas of industry, business, education, and those whose professional, geographic, or time limitations prevented them from completing their education. The program is designed for mid-career adults who are dedicated to accepting personal responsibility for their educational achievements. 

    The university’s ultimate objective is to offer distance learning undergraduate and graduate degree programs to working adults who are looking for a feasible method for finishing their education without returning to the traditional classroom setting.


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