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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy

Evening Format

Part-time clinical psychology masters and evening MA in clinical psychology - Pepperdine GSEP

Designed for Working Professionals

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program will prepare students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) or a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in California. 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


Start Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Campus Locations

West Los Angeles, EncinoIrvine 


Day  |  Evening  |  Online

Designed for both working professionals and full-time students alike, this program provides a clinical and practice-based course of study, exploring the social and psychological implications of socioeconomics and how poverty and social stress affect the ability of individuals, couples, and families to thrive. Employing the practitioner-scholar model of professional training, rigorous coursework is paired with in-depth clinical training, where students observe professional counselors, develop key clinical skills, and gain experience working directly with clients. Upon graduation, students will have met all educational requirements to sit for the LMFT or LPCC licensure exams in the state of California.


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Program Benefits

  • Nationally regarded graduate school of psychology with the #6-ranked Psy.D. program in the US*
  • Access to major-university resources at the #46-ranked university in the US**
  • Outstanding faculty, recognized experts, scholars and clinicians
  • Convenient class schedules offered on weeknights and occasional weekends
  • Three accessible campus locations throughout Southern California
  • Supervised clinical experience beginning in the second term of the program
  • Dedicated placement team to help find and secure practicum and internship placements
  • Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions
  • Extensive networking opportunities through our alumni network with more than 20,000 professionals

*U.S. News & World Report, Best Grad School Rankings, Clinical Psychology

** U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities

Career Outcomes

Therapists and counselors are needed in many clinical and professional settings, including hospitals, schools, government agencies, and private practice. After earning your degree, you may pursue professional licensure and employment in a variety of roles, including:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Clinical Director
  • Executive Coach

Employment Potential

  • The number of jobs in Individual and Family Services is expected to grow 23%*
  • The average salary for Clinical Psychologists in Individual and Family Services is $81,160*
  • California has the nation's highest employment demand for graduates of Clinical Psychology master's programs**

*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017
**2017-2018 Burning Glass Report on Employment Potential for Selected Programs