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


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, go on to further study at the doctoral level or work on career advancement opportunities.


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.


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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This month, PAU received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — PAU will be featured, along with 79 other recipients, in the November 2017 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

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Faculty Insights

Palo Alto University’s Director of Forensic Psychology Christopher Weaver, PH.D., specializes in violence risk assessment and crisis interventions. He recently worked with the San Francisco Police on ‘de-escalation’ techniques, particularly useful when working with people with mental illness. You will find an interview with Dr. Weaver here (scroll to third video).


Diversity Excellence

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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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