California Evening Residential

M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Our residential M.A. in Counseling Psychology prepares students to serve their communities as licensed Marriage and Family Therapists or licensed Professional Clinical Counselors in the state of California. The program is partially residential, partially online, and designed to accommodate students' schedules with evening or weekend classes. Classes are offered at either our Palo AltoMonterey Bay or San Mateo location.

Global Online With 1-week Summer Residential

M.S. in Psychology - Ph.D. Preparation
Our online M.S. in Psychology is designed to prepare students for Ph.D. programs, or for a variety of careers applying psychology in research, publishing, education, and other fields. As a distance-learning program, classes occur entirely online, with the exception of one week of residency in Palo Alto. Students may learn from anywhere - in the US or abroad - and maintain their existing employment.

M.A. in Counseling
The M.A. in Counseling program is designed to prepare students to serve their communities as licensed Professional Clinical Counselors in most of the 50 states and around the world. Courses take place primarily online, with the exception of one week of residency in Palo Alto and fieldwork in the location of your choice.

M.A. Counseling – Mental Health/Family Counseling Emphasis

M.A. Counseling – Cross-Cultural Crisis & Trauma Counseling Emphasis

Global Online

M.S. Psychology Stanford University Consortium
Palo Alto University (PAU) has partnered with Stanford University to offer one of the most groundbreaking online psychology master’s programs available. The PAU-Stanford Consortium M.S. in Psychology is a two-year degree designed to empower experienced working professionals and recent graduates to deepen their understanding of human behavior and enhance their ability to solve applied psychology problems on a local and global level.

Global Advancement of Counseling Excellence (GACE)

Global Online Education with On-The-Ground Training

• M.A. Counseling (China)

• M.A. Counseling (South America)

Palo Alto University is meeting the challenge of global mental health issues with a unique solution: combining web-based delivery of knowledge with on-the-ground training in the local culture. In these locations, students take web-based classes along with other M.A. Counseling students. Through partnerships with local institutions, students have practicum sites where they can see clients.

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Students at Palo Alto University

Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private university founded in 1975 and located in Palo Alto, California. All our psychology master's degree programs have received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our programs are grounded in evidenced-based teaching and are designed to help accommodate a variety of schedules, from anywhere, for students with a bachelor's degree and an interest in counseling and psychology who are ready to take the next step.

For More Information Contact:

Deanna Berger, M.A.
Admissions Manager
Phone: 650-417-2023

1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(800) 818-6136
(650) 433-3888 FAX