Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Clinical Psychology MA Degree Program

Whether you’re seeking a terminal degree at the master's level or plan to pursue your doctoral degree, the Alameda, CA Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology degree program is designed to provide you with a strong clinical foundation. Our classes can help you develop an understanding of the science of psychology, while teaching you the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills needed to become an effective member of a mental health or social service team. This program also offers comprehensive preparation if you plan to apply to our Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program.

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Program Aim and Learning Objectives

The Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology degree program at the American School of Professional Psychology–at Argosy University | San Francisco has the following learning objectives:

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in research, including knowledge of research and quantitative methods, as well as psychometrics.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal standards, and will conduct themselves in an ethical manner.
  3. Students will demonstrate competency in individual and cultural diversity, including the ability to apply the theoretical and empirical knowledge base.
  4. Students will demonstrate professional values, attitudes, and behavior, as well as self-reflective practice and openness to feedback and supervision.
  5. Students will evidence competency in communication and interpersonal skills, including producing clear, informative, and well-integrated written and oral reports, and effective interpersonal and professional interactions.
  6. Students will demonstrate competency in assessment, including the ability to choose, administer, and interpret psychological tests, and communicate their findings in the assessment process.
  7. Students will demonstrate competency in intervention, including developing, applying, and adapting evidence based treatment plans, and evaluating treatment effectiveness.
  8. Students will evidence knowledge of supervision models and practices.
  9. Students will evidence knowledge of consultation models and practices, and demonstrate interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.
  10. Students will have knowledge of basic areas in scientific psychology, including affective, biological, cognitive, developmental, and social aspects of behavior; and the history and systems of psychology.
  11. Students will demonstrate advanced skills in integrating knowledge in scientific psychology.