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Masters Degree Programs in Psychology

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy - Day Format

Benefits of the Program:


  • In a values-oriented setting, the program offers a clinical and practice-based course of study, emphasizing current, applied methods of psychotherapy.
  • Instruction is based on a variety of theoretical orientations and therapeutic modalities that are practiced regularly in today's mental health marketplace.
  • After completing the prerequisites for practicum, students are assisted in locating appropriate field placements and begin their supervised clinical experience toward MFT license requirements.
  • A master's thesis is not required; however, most courses include a formal paper or project and a final examination.
  • The program meets prerequisite requirements for application to the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Pepperdine University, although completion of the degree does not guarantee admission to the doctoral program.
  • An evening format or full-time, daytime format is available
  • The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is offered at our educational centers in West Los Angeles, Encino, Irvine, and Malibu (daytime format only)
  • Part-time or full-time schedule
  • Afternoon and evening classes
  • Evening format enrolls in Fall (September), Spring (January), and Summer (May). Daytime format enrolls in the Fall (September)
  • Bachelor's degree in psychology not required for evening format
  • Financial aid, career services, and housing assistance

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