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Department of Psychology

Degrees and Programs


This area provides helpful information for prospective and current Fresno State undergraduate students about the major in psychology. The links on the left hand side of this page lead to information about requirements or the major, special degree programs and suggested course pathways through the major. 

Visit our undergraduate section for more information.


We offer three Master's programs in Psychology:

  • The Master of Arts (M.A.) program is oriented toward individuals who intend to teach at the community college level or who intend to eventually pursue a doctoral degree at another university; this program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours.
  • The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is designed to produce well-rounded clinicians and researchers in the field of ABA. The program requires a minimum of 44 semester hours, including a thesis, and meets the coursework and experience requirements to sit the national exam to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  
  • The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) program has an emphasis in School Psychology; this program requires a minimum of 76 semester hours and is a terminal degree program for those pursuing careers in School Psychology.

Visit our graduate section for more information.

Related Programs

Please visit our psychology advising website for information on undergraduate programs related to psychology offered in the Psychology Department, as well as certificate programs offered through various departments on campus.  You can also find information on undergradute minors offered through various departments on campus.