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Master's in Counseling On-Campus & Online

Areas of Emphasis:
   -Marriage, Family, and Child
   -Clinical Mental Health

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Palo Alto University offers students access to an excellent education without uprooting their lives. PAU’s residential hybrid (on-campus) and distance learning (online) formats give students the ability to complete a master's degree in counseling while working, raising a family or managing the many responsibilities of their lives.

Pursue a Master’s Degree in Palo Alto or Online

  1. Residential Hybrid (On Campus) format. On-campus students attend approximately two classes per quarter on-campus and one class per quarter online. In this format, students have the flexibility to take an extra class online if they need to. An important aspect of this format is face-to-face learning as a cohort of students, all taking the same courses in the same sequence together.
  2. Distance Learning (Online) with One-Week Residency format. This format enables students to take all classes online and complete practicum and master's-level internship locally, in their home community. Students attend a one-week summer residency at the Palo Alto campus. The residency is an opportunity to meet professors and classmates face-to-face. It includes intensive study and competency based skill training and culminates in a clinical interviewing assessment that is a prerequisite for clinical fieldwork.

Start Dates and Scheduling

Students can begin the program two times per year: Fall (September) or Spring (April). Each start term, an online orientation is held for incoming students. This orientation is required so that students can learn the foundations of the online program before classes begin

Students can enroll part-time online and complete the program in 11 to 12 quarters, or enroll full-time at an on campus location and complete the program in 9 to 10 quarters as the desired fieldwork placement can be secured.

State-of-the-Art Online Virtual Remote Classrooms
 
Eastern & Central Times
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
 
Class Starts Times:
 
7:00 pm, 8:30 pm Eastern Time Zone
 
6:00 pm, 7:30 pm Central Time Zone
 
Pacific & Mountain Times
 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
 
Class Start Times:
 
6:00 pm, 7:30 pm Pacific Time Zone
 
7:00 pm, 8:30 pm Mountain Time Zone
 
Zoom Virtual Classrooms Support Online Learning Experiences.
 

Zoom Virtual Classrooms Support Online Learning Experiences.

  • Palo Alto University utilizes the Zoom videoconference platform for weekly live virtual remote classes for all online courses.
  • Classes include real-time lecture, discussion and clinical skills training enabled by videoconference technology.
  • Online classes give students the opportunity to interact with a diverse student body and learn clinical skills through real-time interaction with instructors.

Field Placements in the Home Region Help Establish Students in Their Communities.

  • Palo Alto University assists students in finding suitable practicum placements in their communities.
  • Students receive ongoing support throughout the practicum experience.
  • Supervision takes place at the student’s field placement site and from Palo Alto University faculty online.

Get the Best of Both Worlds.

Staying local while participating in a distance learning (online) master’s degree program gives students the best of both worlds.  Palo Alto University offers students a multicultural focus that emphasizes culture, social justice and families that students experience in weekly live virtual remote classes. Students benefit from the latest academic research and clinical approaches while tailoring their experience to the culture and community in which they live and practice, all in a program format that fits into their busy lives.

Take the Next Step.

Apply now, learn more or contact Yukti Singh, by email or phone (650)-433-3800 X3907

 

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1791 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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

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