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Counseling Psychology Program

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides an intensive 90-unit Masters program. Receive outstanding preparation to be become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Our faculty prepares you to be an agent of change in your clients' lives. Students may also choose to include any of the following four optional emphasis areas in their degree: Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, Latino Counseling, or LGBT Counseling.

MFT

Learn to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of couples and families.

  • Classes held at SCU
  • 3-year program (full-time), part-time available
  • Start in Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer
  • 90 Quarter units
  • Total degree tuition: $56,700 (scholarships available)

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LPCC

Become licensed in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders.

  • Classes held at SCU
  • 3-year program (full-time), part-time available
  • Start in Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer
  • 90 Quarter units
  • Total degree tuition: $56,700 (scholarships available)

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MFT/LPCC

Become dually licensed to better help those with both individual and family needs.

  • Classes held at SCU
  • 3-year program (full-time), part-time available
  • Start in Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer
  • 90 Quarter units (The exact number of units required will vary depending on the track option chosen).
  • Total degree tuition: $56,700 (scholarships available)

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Emphases

We offer four optional areas of emphasis allowing you to specialize in an interest area. An emphasis functions like a minor. Students who don't choose an emphasis may choose from a variety of electives.

LGBT Counseling

Offering training in the application of counseling to issues of gender, diversity in sexual identity and expression, oppression, discrimination, and acculturation, among other topics.

Health Psychology

Apply psychology to issues of well-being, stress and stress management, the modification of health behaviors, health promotion, wellness, and disease prevention.

Latino Counseling

A focus on culturally and linguistically appropriate counseling experiences centered on a deep understanding of Latino culture, ethnicity, acculturation, and immigration.

Correctional Psychology

Graduates work in community and law enforcement agencies, private practice, schools, correctional institutions, mental health and rehabilitation facilities, and group homes.

“After having just graduated from UC Berkeley, I was seeking a program that would provide me both a community and a solid academic foundation. And today I am so grateful to say that SCU’s Counseling and Psychology program gave me exactly that. It’s because of the relationships, the knowledge, and the practice I received from this program that I had the opportunity to become the type of therapist I had sought out to be."


 - Kimberly Panelo, ’10, Counseling Psychology

Cost and Financial Aid

Tuition

Application Fee    $50
2018 - 2019 Tuition, per quarter unit    $630
Graduate Student Associate Fee (per quarter)    $40
Late registration Fee    $100
Course Drop/Swap Fee (per course)    $50
Late Payment Fee    $100
Annual Student Health Insurance (Health Insurance Waiver is available)    $2,968

Scholarships and Financial Aid

In addition to federal student aid, we also offer a number of scholarships and aid opportunities depending on your program and potential career path.

If you have specific questions about applying for an ECP scholarship, please feel free to contact Emma Wadiak, our Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, or call us at (408) 551-3456.

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Sample Curriculum

Following is a sample curriculum for a 90-unit MFT track program. Students who choose the LPCC or MFT/LPCC Combined tracks may have a slightly different course sequence.