Master’s degrees in Psychology

AULA is now offering graduate level Psychology classes at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Students can take free sample courses at the same location. For more information, contact Admissions at (310) 578-1080 ext. 100 or via email at

AULA offers two distinct master’s degrees in Psychology: the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and the Master of Arts in Psychological Studies.

MA in Clinical Psychology students learn a number of psychotherapy approaches to use in their practice, and get invaluable hands-on training working with clients at over 100 authorized clinical training and field study sites.

Students specialize in one or more of the following areas: Addictive DisordersChild Studies; Applied Community Psychology; LGBT-Affirmative Psychology; Spiritual and Depth Psychology; and Psychological Trauma.

The program emphasizes the role of psychology in empowering people of all backgrounds, cultures, economic standing, sexual orientations, and identities to achieve their full potential.

MA in Psychological Studies students learn about research in psychology from a framework of social justice.  The program offers opportunities to learn about applied clinical psychology for individuals interested in pursuing later doctoral level licensure as psychologists.

Student design, implement, and evaluate original, introductory-level research projects with feedback from instructors and other student colleagues. This project culminates in a master’s project, reflecting personal interests, ideals, values, and career paths for psychological study.