Admission to the Master of Arts In Psychological Studies (MAPS) Program

ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM

A maximum of 6 units (20% of the total number of units of the total number of units in the degree program) can be transferred into this degree program, provided:

1.    The units are from graduate-level coursework in which the student receives a passing grade.

2.    The units come from an accredited institution.

3.    The units map onto core coursework, electives, or specialization courses. Applicants cannot transfer units for thesis or for the required pro-seminar courses.

Transferring in the maximum 6 units will reduce the student’s residency by one half-time quarter.

If students wish to move from the Master of Arts in Psychological Studies program to the MAP (clinical licensure) program:

1.    They must have an interview with a core faculty member within the MAP program to assess their eligibility to sit for licensure and to engage in clinical work;

2.    They can transfer all successfully completed coursework from their MAPS to their MAP degree program except for their pro-seminar course(s). A student can transfer units completed toward a master’s project to the MAP degree provided that their planned program of study (and specialization, if applicable) supports such a transfer of units.

3.    MAP students who want to write a thesis (i.e., students who enter the MAP program and want to write a thesis) will be encouraged to join the pro-seminar course for structure and guidance. Students can successfully add thesis units for a master’s project to their MAP degree program provided that their planned program of study (and specialization, if applicable) supports such a transfer of units.