Program CoordinatorLaurel McCabe, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology Department
Stevenson Hall 3092A
(707) 664-2130 | Fax (707) 664-3113
Fees & Financial Aid
Fees for the M.A. in Psychology, Depth Psychology emphasis for the 2015-16 year are $545 per unit for the 36-unit 2-year program, for a total of $19,620. Fees are subject to change according to CSU policy.
The program is administered through Sonoma State's School of Extended & International Education Special Sessions program. This enables the Psychology Department to continue to offer small high-quality graduate programs, despite the Department's and the California State University's budget restrictions.
Sonoma State offers loans and selected scholarships to Master's students. Students may be eligible for university scholarships, external scholarships through foundations and other funds and resources, federal work-study, Perkins loans, and Direct Loans. Students are eligible for federal veterans educational benefits sponsored by the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
Because M.A. in Psychology students are not charged state fees to attend the program, students are not eligible for funds from state university grants, Cal Grants or the state veterans fee waiver program.
The FAFSA is required for financial aid and should be completed early in the calendar year (January or February) for the best financial aid packages. In order to ensure timely processing for the fall semester, applications for financial aid should be completed at the time of application to the Master's program--if the applicant does not enroll in the fall semester, the package can be declined. On-line application is the fastest way to apply.
We welcome international students in the program. Students on F1 or J1 visas may apply for university scholarships which are offered on an annual basis, but international students are not eligible for U.S. Government or California state financial aid. If you plan to enter the U.S. on an F1 or J1 visa, certificates of eligibility (form I-20 or DS-2019) for obtaining the visa cannot be issued until you have proven the ability to provide full financial support for the first year of your stay at Sonoma State. See the University International Student website for more information.
Returning second year Master's students may apply to selected Psychology Department scholarships. For students presenting their work at national and international academic conferences, the James L. Jarrett Award is a competitive award providing monetary recognition for their accomplishments.
Students receiving financial aid must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, with no Incompletes carried into the next semester, to ensure continued financial aid. A course Incomplete places a student on Academic Probation; the Incomplete must be completed the semester following the course in order to qualify for future financial aid. See the Financial Aid website for more information on satisfactory academic progress, maximum units, and disqualification.