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Counseling and Psychology Graduate Programs

Palo Alto University (PAU) is committed to furthering education in the fields of psychology and counseling. Our accredited degree programs are led by credentialed faculty members whose specialized coursework prepares students for careers and continued education in their chosen field.

Choosing a Graduate Program

PAU's flexible graduate programs are ideal for those with bachelor's degrees who wish to advance their opportunities, switch careers, or begin their doctoral degree. Prospective PAU students can select a degree program or concentration based on their goals and interests. The average completion time is two years for our master's programs and five years for our doctoral programs (excluding clinical licensure).

Master of Counseling

PAU's Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling program offers concentrations for those who wish to pursue careers as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). This program can be taken online or at our Palo Alto or Los Altos campuses and includes a one-week residency.

Master of Psychology

Our Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology program is suitable for the student seeking a career in education or research or who plans to pursue a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. This is an online, part-time program with a one-week residency.

Doctorate of Psychology (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program at PAU involves diverse curricula developed specifically for those who seek clinical careers in a specialized field of psychology. This program is available on our Palo Alto and Los Altos campuses.

Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.)

Our PGSP - Stanford Psy.D. Consortium offers students an educational foundation for a career as a practitioner. Courses are available at Palo Alto and Los Altos campuses as well as Stanford University School of Medicine.

Achieve personal, academic, and professional excellence with counseling and psychology graduate programs at Palo Alto University. Request more information about our programs today.