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Master of Arts in Psychology 

The Masters of Arts in Psychology is a scholarly and experiential program that prepares you to clinically engage and assist individual adults and children, couples, and families while using an array of psycho-therapeutic modalities, interventions, and techniques. Learn how to:

Blended Programs Available at Campuses Throughout California and Washington

The blended online and campus classes provide students a high quality education with the flexibility needed to fit course work into an already robust and busy schedule. Classes are taught by experienced scholar-practitioners who work in the field of psychology, bringing relevant insights to the classroom, and providing guidance for exploring career options. Many classes within the program are also offered fully online for additional flexibility. Upon graduation, students are equipped with knowledge and skills necessary to better understand and impact the diverse communities they choose to serve.

Graduated students are eligible to apply for an intern status with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California, or Associate MFT/Counselor status with the Board of Health in Washington. Practicing outside of the state where the Brandman degree is earned will require the student to learn the specific licensing requirements for that state.

Brandman University offers three emphases and a combined emphasis as part of the MA Psychology degree. The emphasis areas include:

Marriage and Family Therapy (available in California and Washington)
The MFT program explores the interpersonal interactive systems and patterns of relationships.

Professional Clinical Counseling (California only)
The PCC emphasizes clinical areas such as crisis, trauma, and career counseling.

Combined Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling (California only)
Students in California have the option to combine the MFT and PCC emphasis areas.

Counseling (Washington only)
The Counseling Emphasis studies the interaction of the mind, body, and environment in relationship to personal and interpersonal functioning.


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Get Your Money's Worth.

Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum is taught by experienced scholar-practitioners, most of whom are experts in their fields. Degree pathways offer multiple emphasis options to allow you to align your learning experience to your professional goals.

Private, Nonprofit, Accredited.

All School of Arts & Sciences programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Brandman's BA in Social Work program has candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).                           

Programs Offered Nationwide.

Take classes 100% online to fit school into your busy schedule. Earn your degree at your own pace.

Designed For Busy Adult Students.

We offer programs on campus, online, or both. Convenient evening classes with year round enrollment.

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