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University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, MA

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MA in Psychology: Individualized
AU Santa Barbara
Credits for Degree: 60 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom, Online, Low-residency
Standard time to completion: 15 months

Program Overview

The Master in Psychology degree provides foundational practical and theoretical knowledge for a sustainable and successful career in the field of psychology. Students completing this course of study do not meet criteria for licensure but are qualified for consideration in a variety of fields of psychology or for entry into doctoral programs.

The core of this degree includes:

  • Strong emphasis on theories of human development throughout the lifespan and within the social context,
  • Evidence based research
  • Counseling approaches outside of psychotherapy
  • A 60 quarter-credit program that includes a Practicum/Special Project sequence of 10 units

Admission Requirements

How to Apply

  • Complete the online admissions application.
  • Official transcript indicating Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Admission essays

Admission Review Process

Phase One

An application will be reviewed once the following are received by the Office of Admissions:

  • Online admission application (including application fee or fee waiver)
  • Unofficial or official transcript indicating Bachelor’s degree conferral from a regionally accredited college or university
  • All admission essays
  • At least one letter of recommendation

Phase Two

Upon recommendation from the Admissions Committee an applicant is scheduled for a group interview. The group interview lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours, and includes members of the Admissions Committee and between 3 and 6 applicants. As part of the process, at the time of the group interview each applicant is also asked to respond in writing to a brief essay question.

An individual interview is offered to applicants that reside out of state.

Phase Three

Upon successful completion of the interview and recommendation from the Admissions Committee, the applicant is notified via email (only) of an offer of admission.

The program does not require that applicants submit GRE scores

Antioch University Santa Barbara particularly seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to building a student population diverse in gender, ethnicity, age, class, physical abilities, learning styles, sexual orientation, professional backgrounds, and community experiences.

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

Plan of Study

MA Psychology courses (60 Quarter Credits)

Students are required to complete 60 credits from the following options:

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