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Prerequisites

The MFT program at USD has 3 course prerequisites:

1) Human or Life Span Development
2) Counseling or Personality Theories
3) Research Methods

Students who have not taken these courses in their undergraduate studies can complete these requirements by taking a course prior to beginning the program or during their first semester at USD, either through an online program or in a traditional classroom setting.

The following list is provided as a resource to help prospective students locate one or both of the prerequisite courses:

1) Human Development (Across Lifespan)

Approved Online Course Options

a) Columbia College: Psyc 330 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology

b) Bellevue Community College: Psych 204 - Developmental Psychology

c) Barstow Community College Online: Psych 20705 – Developmental Psychology

d) Waubonsee Community College: Psy 205.920 - Lifespan Psychology

e) Southwestern Community College Online: Psyc-230-501 – Developmental Psychology

Approved Traditional (In-Classroom) Courses

a) San Diego Community College District (City, Mesa, Miramar): Psyc 230 – Psychology of Lifespan Development

b) Grossmont Community College: Psy 150 – Developmental Psychology

c) Cuyamaca Community College: Psy 165 – Developmental Psychology

d) Southwestern College: Psyc 230 – Developmental Psychology

e) San Diego State University, Open University Program: Psy 230 – Developmental Psychology

2) Counseling Theories/Personality Theories

Approved Online Course Options

a) Columbia College: Psyc 304 - Personality Theory

b) Brigham Young University: Psych 341 - Personality

c) Eastern Oregon University, Division of Distance Learning: Psy 370 – Theories of Personality

d) Canyon College: Py535 – Theories of Personality

Approved Traditional (In-Classroom) Courses

a) San Diego Community College District (City, Mesa, Miramar): Psyc 155 – Introduction to Personality

b) San Diego State University, Open University Program: Psy 351 – Psychology of Personality

3) Research Methods

Community Colleges in San Diego County offering Research Methods Courses

  • Cuyamaca College (El Cajon)
  • Grossmont College (El Cajon)
  • MiraCosta College (Oceanside)
    • PSYC 205: Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
    • SOC 205: Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
  • Palomar College (San Marcos)
    • PSYC 230: Research Methods in Psychology
  • San Diego Mesa College (San Diego)
    • PSYC 255: Introduction to Psychological Research
  • San Diego Miramar College (San Diego)
    • PSYC 255: Introduction to Psychological Research

Online Colleges offering Research Methods Courses

  • Argosy University – Online campus
  • PSY 302: Research Methods
  • Course list (course is listed under “Course Requirements” halfway down the page)
  • Ashford University Online
  • PSY 326: Research Methods
  • Course list
  • Columbia College
  • PSYC 320DEA: Psychological Testing/Measurements
  • Spring 2013 class list
  • Bellevue Community College
  • PSYC 209: Fundamentals of Psychological Research
  • Class link (it appears that this one is only available winter 2013 – but that may be because the Spring 2013 schedule is not up yet)
  • National University
  • HUB 441: Research Design and Analysis
  • Class link
  • UC Berkeley Extension Online
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Class link (class schedule for Spring 2013 will be available early December) 
  • The University of North Dakota Online and Distance Education
  • PSYC 303: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Spring 2013 class link
  • Drexel University Online
  • PSY 260: Psychological Research I
  • List of classes
  • University of Missouri Online
  • PSYCH 3010: Research Methods
  • Spring 2013 class link