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On campus - online - hybrid evening/online: these are all options at PAU for students to earn a degree from PAU and get started in their dream job. Faculty at PAU are dedicated to bringing learning beyond the classroom and creating a productive educational community dedicated to improving lives.

Student Life: More than 20 student organizations to get involved with- everything from running to wellness- there’s a group for everyone.

Cohort Model: Many programs at PAU follow a cohort model, meaning students journey through their program together, taking a pre-determined set of courses while completing the program. All of the courses are relevant to students’ program of study and class registration is guaranteed in their program.

Financial Success: Financial Aid advisors help students one-on-one to provide tools and resources students need to complete their chosen program. PAU students also don’t worry about tuition hikes because after enrollment at PAU, tuition is guaranteed not to rise during the course of study.

Engaging Minds, Improving Lives: With more than 25 PAU research groups and many partnerships with global mental health organizations- students have the opportunity to focus their study on areas like trauma, PTSD, psychology and the law, psychology and social action, and many more areas of study.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Name of Program

Minimum Level of Education for Entry

Selectivity Information for 2013

Average Time for Completion

Locations

Cost Per Year 
(2014-15) 

B.S. Business Psychology

90 quarter units or 60 semester units of transferable coursework  from a regionally accredited university or community college.

Average GPA admitted - 2.7

2 years

Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, and San Mateo

$20,428

B.S. Psychology and Social Action

90 quarter units or 60 semester units of transferable coursework from a regionally accredited university or community college.

Average GPA admitted - 2.7

2 Years

Cupertino, Palo Alto and San Mateo

$20,428

Graduate Programs

Name of Program

Minimum Level of Education for Entry

Selectivity Information for 2013

Average Time for Completion

Locations

Cost Per Year 
(2014-15)

M.A. Counseling (Marriage, Family, Child or Clinical Mental Health emphases)

Bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited university, or the equivalent international degree (evaluated by WES)

Selective program; Minimum GPA 3.0; admits 24 per cohort

2 years, 3 months

Palo Alto, Los Altos, or Global Online with One-week Residency in Palo Alto

$18,960

M.S. Psychology Ph.D. Prep

Bachelor’s degree in any field from a regionally accredited university, or the equivalent international degree (evaluated by WES)

Selective program; Minimum GPA 3.3; admits 30 per cohort

2 years

Online with One-week Residency in Palo Alto

$19,284

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology

B.A./B.S. Degree

209 applications, 82 admitted (2014)

5 years

Palo Alto/Los Altos

$45,783

Psy.D. PGSP-Stanford Consortium

B.A./B.S. Degree

338 applications, 32 admitted (2014)

5 years

Palo Alto/Los Altos and Stanford

$48,663

 * Includes culmination of both degrees, (pre-doctoral internship and dissertation);  does not include BA Exam or Clinical Licensure

Learn more about the difference between the Psy.D. PGSP-Stanford Consortium and Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program.  

Financial Aid is available for PAU students that are eligible

 

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Contact

1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Phone: (800) 818-6136 Fax: (650) 433-3888

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