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Designed for Working Professionals

This program's evening format offers an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. With graduate campuses located across Southern California, and flexible class schedules, the evening format is ideal for working professionals.

Program Overview

Program Length / Units

2-3 years / 60-66 units

Unit Cost

$1,110

Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Campus Locations

West LA, EncinoIrvine 

The program is designed to prepare students to work in community counseling, governmental entities, or educational settings, or to launch their own private practices. The clinical training and academic preparation also equip students for doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or family therapy. Additionally, Pepperdine offers course work that prepares students for licensure in both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC). As part of the program, students gain supervised counseling experience in clinical settings.

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Program Benefits

  • Award-winning faculty members who provide mentorship, as well as real-world experiences that link classroom learning to field of practice
  • Small class sizes provide an environment for faculty mentorship, close peer interaction, and lifelong professional relationships
  • Class availability to fit your schedule, at three accessible locations throughout Southern California
  • Professional development, whether you're looking to continue your studies in a doctoral program or obtain your LMFT or LPCC licensure to launch your career
  • Extensive networking opportunities, courtesy of our alumni community network, made up of more than 20,000 professionals