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.

Online & Hybrid Programs

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 was recognized in 2013 and 2014 on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

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Faculty Insights

 

Dr. Alinne Barrera Wins American Psychological Association Division 12 Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to clinical psychology. In particular, her development and testing of intervention strategies to help prevent and treat depression in underserved populations, especially among Spanish-speaking individuals.

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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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1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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

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