Master of Arts in Psychology

A varied graduate degree program designed to prepare psychology students for a broad range of work settings and career tracks.


In addition to work in private practice or in the field of business, there is a growing demand for counselors, therapists, mediators, organizational consultants, among a host of other career paths. Golden Gate University's psychology program offers a fresh, applied curriculum designed by psychologists who are currently practicing in the field. We believe exposure to a broad range of psychological thought and practice is important in helping students fully understand the field in selecting the right career path within psychology.


Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology with concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling will possess the skills and knowledge to:
  • Be able to assess and diagnose individuals suffering from emotional of life transition problems.
  • Have a command of fundamental counseling skills such as empathy, listening, reflection and boundaries.
  • Be able to formulate a treatment plan based on scientific theories of psychology.
  • Understand the legal, ethical and cultural issues involved in counseling.
  • Have the resources necessary to stay current in their discipline.
Graduates of the Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology will possess the skills and knowledge to demonstrate proficiency in:
  • Employee Selection: Effective matching of individual needs, preferences, knowledge, skills, and abilities to the needs and preferences of the organization.
  • Performance Appraisal: Utilize methods of measuring and evaluating individuals in organizations.
  • Training: Design, conduct, and evaluate instructional programs and conduct needs assessments, including organizational, job and task analyses as they relate to the development of training programs.
  • Organizational Development: Diagnose organizational units and facilitate planned change in individuals, groups, and organizations to improve their effectiveness, efficiency and/or health.
  • Job and Task Analysis: Techniques used to evaluate the requirements and context of a job or task and the attributes needed to perform that job.
  • Tests and Measurement: The ability to select, administer and interpret psychological instruments used in organizations.
  • Work Motivation: Understanding of the conditions that influence the directions, strength, and persistence of an individual within an organization.


Ageno School of Business Courses: $2,700 per 3-unit course

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.


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