Licensing & Accreditation
Palo Alto University (PAU) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium are accredited by the American Psychological Association.
PAU is committed to preparing its students for state licensure with a program designed to fulfill the predoctoral requirements necessary for license examinations in the State of California and in most other states. The California Psychology Licensing Board (EPPP) makes available on their Web site, by school, the numbers of candidates passing and failing the licensing examinations each year. We are pleased to announce that of all schools with at least six individuals taking the examination, PAU graduates' pass rate has consistently been among the highest in the state each year since 1992.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has developed a document titled The Value of Accreditation. This resource briefly addresses accreditation, how it works and how it benefits students and the public.
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: