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The Master of Arts degree designates graduates as having a mastery or extensive knowledge of an area of study. An M.A. can help students advance their current career or prepare them to pursue a doctoral degree. Graduates of our M.A. programs obtain the training necessary to apply learned theories, concepts, and best practices to their present and future work. Real-world training, community service opportunities, and a multicultural approach to education prepares students to excel in a number of fields.

The L.A. and Orange County campuses offer the following M.A. programs:

Master of Public Health: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CA

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed for working adults interested in making a difference in the health and wellness of others through the promotion of community and public health. The curriculum offers the knowledge and skills drawn from a variety of disciplines and is aligned with national public health education competency standards. Graduates are prepared to deliver outstanding professional services, excel as leaders and managers, be sensitive to and understand diverse populations, and appreciate the importance of education, research, and policy-making in the dynamic field of public health.

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TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CA TCS-OPP

M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Professional Counselor Licensure Track: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CA

A master’s degree in Forensic Psychology will open doors to a variety of professional opportunities that apply the art and science of psychology to the understanding and functioning of legal and related fields, including such areas as evaluating criminal minds and detecting criminal action. Students learn from experienced faculty through a practitioner-focused curriculum and obtain the mastery needed to use psychology in legal and public policy arenas in an ethical, academically informed, and research-based manner.

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TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CA TCS-OPP

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CATCS-OPP:Westwood, CA

The Marital and Family Therapy specialization within the Clinical Psychology master's program The Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) specialization within the clinical psychology master’s program is designed to develop practitioners who are passionate about helping others lead more harmonious lives. Students in the MFT program at the L.A. and Orange County campuses benefit from a solid foundation in the principles of clinical psychology—in addition to gaining the essential therapeutic, diagnostic, and consultative skills they need to excel in their field.

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M.A. in Forensic Psychology: LPCC Track with Police Psychology Concentration: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CA

Students in the Police Psychology concentration within the M.A. in Forensic Psychology program are prepared to apply psychology within law enforcement and the legal system at large to diffuse potential conflicts. Coursework focuses on psychological issues inherent in all aspects of police work and administration.

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TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CA TCS-OPP

M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Internship/Thesis Track: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County

Offered: TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CA

Many companies rely on I/O psychology professionals to gain a competitive edge. Professionals who can identify what motivates individuals and teams to meet organizational goals continue to be in high demand in the world of business. Students in the M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program study a variety of applied I/O coursework topics including personnel selection, performance appraisal, training, leadership, and motivation.

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TCS-OPP:Los Angeles/Orange County TCS-OPP:Los Angeles, CATCS-OPP:Irvine, CA TCS-OPP