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Master's Programs

Our Master of Science in Psychology is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, and related business and nonprofit fields. With a choice of four tracks, students can select the coursework that best prepares them for their future goals. Students in the Tech and Mental Health, Generalist, and Forensic concentrations prepare for jobs that require master's level training in psychology, research, and human behavior.

Students in the PhD Prep Concentration may apply to transition to PAU's PhD in Clinical Psychology program. This part-time degree is offered entirely online to keep program costs low and allow students to complete the program without the need to relocate.


Our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students for successful completion of professional counselor licensing exams and certification, and to enter the workforce as highly skilled, culturally responsive practitioners.

The program is approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) to meet rigorous standards of quality for both the MFT and LPCC areas of study. Students may attend online or through a hybrid format.


Our Master of Social Work program prepares students for clinical social work practice and leadership roles in school, community, county, and other settings. Students complete a specialization in culturally informed behavioral health practice focused on serving the diverse populations in California's publicly funded behavioral health system.

This program is approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The program is not accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, but plans to submit a candidacy eligibility application to initiate the accreditation process, which if successful will lead to initial accreditation typically in three years. 

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