Cal Poly Master's Degree Programs


MS Psychology

The M.S. in Psychology fulfills the educational requirements for California's Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program's mission is to provide the state with highly competent master's-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates find employment with County Behavioral Health, Drug and Alcohol Services, Social Services, schools, employee assistance programs, hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practice. Some graduates also secure teaching positions at Community Colleges and Universities. Program curriculum and training prepares graduates for eventual doctoral study in clinical or counseling psychology, if so desired. The cornerstone of this graduate program is the counseling practicum. After students complete core coursework, they develop their clinical skills and identity as therapists working in the SLO Counseling Service at Cal Poly. Students apply their knowledge of psychological assessment, diagnosis, and counseling theory and practice by working with clients in the campus community and SLO County.

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