October 20, 2010 | | Leave a comment In an effort to advance distance learning methods in the psychology field, California Southern University has announced a partnership with the website Social Psychology Network. The agreement states that the school will be the exclusive sponsor for the distance learning education page on the site. College officials say that the objective of this partnership is to contribute to the advancement of psychological knowledge within its students, while helping them upgrade their degree online. “This sponsorship of Social Psychology Network’s Distance Learning section highlights our commitment to encouraging research and discussion in areas related to distance learning and online education in psychology,” said Barbara Grimes, dean of the school of behavioral sciences at the school. The school currently offers students internships locally, provides access to webcams for online case conferencing with professionals within the field of study. The university’s online master’s degree in psychology meets the educational requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California for students to become licensed marriage and family therapists. According to a 2009 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, graduates of a master’s degree earn an average weekly wage of $1,257, compared to individuals who have obtained a bachelor’s degree, who earn approximately $1,025 per week.