Explore Our Counseling and Psychology Programs

 

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

Average Time for Completion

Locations

B.S. Business Psychology

84 quarter units of transferable coursework from a regionally accredited university or community college.

2 years

De Anza College and Online

B.S. Psychology and Social Action

84 quarter units of transferable coursework from a regionally accredited university or community college.

2 Years

De Anza College and Online

Graduate Programs

Name of Program

Minimum Level of Education for Entry

Average Time for Completion

Locations

MA in 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)

2 years, 3 months

Palo Alto, Los Altos, or Online

MS in Psychology

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

2 years

Online

PhD Clinical Psychology

Bachelor's Degree

5 years

Palo Alto/Los Altos

PsyD PGSP-Stanford Consortium

Bachelor's Degree

5 years

Palo Alto/Los Altos and Stanford

 * 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

 

$40,960 for 92 units

 

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