A private, nonprofit, accredited educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP).

Bachelor’s

Bachelor's completion programs in day and evening/online formats around the Bay Area.

Master’s

Online and on-campus evening programs enable students to become licensed mental health professionals (MFT or LPCC) with emphases in: Marriage, Family, and Child or Clinical Mental Health counseling or go on to further study at the doctoral level.

Ph.D.

Generalist training with a balance of clinical work and research. Offering the following areas of emphasis: Child & Family, Diversity & Community Mental Health, Forensic Psychology, LGBTQ Psychology, Meditation & Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Trauma.

Psy.D.

The PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium is a clinical psychology doctoral training program jointly run by Palo Alto University (PAU) and the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Build Your Career in the Best of Both Worlds

The convenience of online and the benefit of face-to-face interaction.
Attend classes online and in a hybrid programs format.

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Achievements

PAU is recognized as a leader for serving military and veterans and named one of GI Jobs magazine’s “Military Friendly Schools”, an honor reserved for the top 15% of "veteran friendly" post-secondary institutions.

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Faculty Insights

Leslie Kimitsuka is a professor in Palo Alto University’s Bachelor degree program in Business Psychology. An experienced business consultant, Professor Kimitsuka teaches courses in Organizational Development, Change Management and Strategic Planning and Execution. She brings years of experience in health care, corporate health care and corporate training to PAU.

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Diversity Excellence

At Palo Alto University (PAU), research, clinical training, services, community, and teaching are infused with a focus on diversity, underserved populations, and multicultural education. Students participate in Clinical Psychology Ph.D. and Psy.D., and psychology Masters and Bachelors programs where cultural diversity is a strength.

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Psychology of Entrepreneurship Certificate

Venture capitalists and startup executives agree:
few entrepreneurial skills rank higher than understanding human behavior.

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Contact Us

1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888

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