Graduate Programs in Psychology

The department has three graduate programs that lead to a Master's degree in Psychology: Academic ResearchCounseling and School Psychology.

The Academic Research MA Program has specializations in Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Behavior Analysis, and Social/Cognitive Psychology.

The Counseling MA Program meets the academic requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license.

The School Psychology MA Program meets requirements for recommendations to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a Pupil Personnel Services Credential with an authorization to practice as a School Psychologist.

Facilities that support your academic work: 

        Community Counseling Clinic
        Psychology test library
        Research & computer labs
        Supervised fieldwork in the community

All applicants apply to the university through CalState Apply. Be sure to specify Cal Poly Humboldt and either the Academic ResearchCounseling, or School Psychology Program. Completed applications, with all materials received by February 1 (March 1st for Academic Research), will get priority consideration. Initial admission decisions are made around April 1st.

Each applicant is required to submit official transcripts of all college-level work, from every institution attended, to the Office of Admissions. Additionally, each applicant is required to submit two letters of recommendation from university faculty, employers, or professionals who can discuss academic and professional potential. Letters of recommendation are completed online via CalState Apply.

Lastly, each program requires supplemental documentation:

You can view a presentation of our Graduate Program Coordinators from the Psychology Graduate Information Session here

Contact Psychology Graduate Coordinator Kevin Colando with general questions about our programs.