Diversity in the MS in Clinical Psychology Program

The MS in Clinical Psychology Program strives to welcome people from diverse backgrounds and experiences that respects all perspectives, ethnicities, and religions including those with no religious affiliation. We consider a diversity of experiences to be essential to the enhancement of learning. These are consistent with the values of California Lutheran University that show a commitment to diversity and inclusivity. As an example, each course taught strives to incorporate multiple perspectives in learning objectives and classroom activities.   

As a demonstrated outcome of our commitment, students have studied and researched a variety of areas relating to diversity for their thesis project including:

  • Identity Integration and the Psychological Well-Being of Iranian Americans by Halleh Hashtpari
  • The Relationship of Acculturation and Partner Preference among Latinos Relationship Satisfaction by Edna Rodriquez
  • The impact of shame on help seeking behaviors in Filipino/a/x-Americans by Jennifer Alcalde
  • Bicultural Stress and Mental Health among College Students by Andrea Sanchez

Please read more about Cal Lutheran’s commitment to diversity:

International Students

We are also proud to have welcomed and supported international students from around the world including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico, Kashmir, Colombia, and Russia among others. Please visit our Office of International Students and Scholars for more information.