Counseling and Psychology Graduate Programs

On-Demand Open House Information Sessions
MA in Counseling Student Panel
PsyD Virtual Open House

The PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium in collaboration with Stanford University for students interested in building a career in direct clinical psychological services.

Note: PAU would like to announce the closing of the Joint JD/PhD Program in Psychology and the Law with Golden Gate University Law School. The Joint Program has produced some of the best JD/PhD students in the country. This program is no longer being offered at this time.

Academic Programs


Required Entry Degree



MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Bachelor’s Degree

9 or 11 quarters, depending on track

  • Hybrid: Palo Alto, Mountain View, and online
  • Online: 100% live remote classes with two required in-person residencies

MS in Psychology

Bachelor’s Degree

6 or 7 quarters, depending on concentration

  • Online
  • Students in the PhD Prep Concentration have one required in-person residency

PhD in Clinical Psychology

Bachelor's Degree

5 years

  • Palo Alto & Mountain View

PsyD PGSP-Stanford Consortium

Bachelor's Degree

5 years

  • Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Stanford


Office of Admissions and Outreach

You may direct general inquiries to: or call 650-417-2039

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