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MA in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy with Latinas/os

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

This cohort-based program is administered through Aliento, the Center for Latina/o Communities. Through a clinical and practice-based course of study that includes Latinx-specific content and experiential Spanish-language development courses, students will learn the academic and applied foundations of marriage and family therapy, and community, liberation, and counseling psychologies within a Latinx mental health context.

Program Benefits

Top Program in the US

Consistently listed as a top choice for graduate programs in Clinical Psychology by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Campus Locations

The Clinical Psychology (Latinas/os) program is offered at three different campus locations in West LA, Irvine, and Encino.

Quick Facts

Format: Evening
Term: Fall
Locations: West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino*
Length: 3 years / 66-72 units
Tuition: $1,365 per unit

*The Encino campus will be closing in May 2022. Upon closure, students can enroll in classes located at the Calabasas Graduate Campus.

 

 

Supervised Clinical Experience

Working directly with local Latina/o communities

 

130+

Clinical practicum sites

 

Values Centered

Students are empowered to make a lasting impact through academic excellence, social purpose, and meaningful service.

 

Reputable Program

This program and Pepperdine as an institution are among the highest-ranked in the US.

 

Meets LMFT and LPCC Requirements

Upon graduation, students will have met all educational requirements to sit for the LMFT or LPCC licensure exams in the state of California.

 

No GRE or Standardized Tests Required

We offer an equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than test scores.


$10,000+

Scholarships Available

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Campus Locations

Format

Evening

 

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Reach out to us to learn more about Pepperdine's MA in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy with Latinas/os program.

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Fill out the Request Information form to learn more and get in contact with an Enrollment Officer.

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Antiracism and Antidiscrimination Statement

The Aliento and GSEP psychology division stand in solidarity against racial inequities and injustice and other forms of discrimination and oppression. We are committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment that is enriched and strengthened by diversity including but not limited to race, ethnicity and national origin, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, age, ability status, and religion. GSEP also encourages all community members to engage in critical learning and reflection to strengthen our capacity for being effective, active, and outspoken against all forms of racism and intersectional oppression.

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Curriculum Overview

Employing the practitioner-scholar model of professional training, our MA in Clinical Psychology with Latinas/os degree program pairs rigorous coursework with in-depth clinical training, where students observe professional counselors, develop key clinical skills, and gain experience working directly with clients in the underserved Latinx community.

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Program Details

  • Up to 30 Latina/o-specific LMFT credits
  • Spanish-language development courses for students with elementary-to-advanced proficiency
  • Opportunity for participation in a Spanish Immersion Program to gain experience in a Latin-American country
  • Community service projects directly assisting local communities
  • Opportunity for bilingual supervision for students providing services in Spanish during their clinical practicum experience (note: dependent on individual site)
  • Dedicated placement team to help find and secure practicum and internship placements
  • Semi-cohort based, providing a sense of community among peers

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Expand Your Career Possibilities

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

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Tuition and Scholarships

Pepperdine GSEP generously offers $5,500,000 in scholarships every year, with the majority of students receiving some form of financial assistance. An incoming GSEP student is eligible to be awarded up to $10,000 in Pepperdine scholarships.*

Please note: Online psychology programs are not eligible for GSEP Scholarships.

Total tuition $90,090 - 98,280
GSEP scholarships available -$10,000
Total tuition after GSEP scholarships $80,090 - 88,280

*GSEP scholarship amount is based on data from the 2019-2020 academic year and only includes new incoming students who received aid from Pepperdine within GSEP programs. Does not include other external forms of financial aid.

Testimonial

estefania luviano

I had an interview with the Director of the program, Dr. Gallardo, and just hearing what he had to say, the goals of the program, and the importance that they have in helping the community really drew me into being part of it.

Class of 2019

 

Why Pepperdine

Passion and Purpose Driven

Since our founding in 1937, Pepperdine University has had one mission: to strengthen students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership in a learning environment where academic excellence is rooted in a Christian faith and values.

Our graduate programs empower students to transform into the best possible expression of themselves for meaningful work and purposeful lives. That legacy is alive today more than ever, as we help students all over the world gain the skills they need to achieve personal fulfillment, lead with purpose, and make a lasting impact in the lives and communities they serve.

Reputable University

GSEP offers prestigious programs at the #46-ranked university in the US* committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study, Pepperdine is where you're inspired to learn as you learn to inspire.

#29

Best-Value Schools
U.S. News & Report

#9

Best College Value in the West/SW
Kiplinger

#10

 Most Entrepreneurial Universities
Forbes

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

Distinguished Faculty

  • GSEP faculty are nationally-recognized scholar-practitioners with exemplary academic achievements, industry expertise, educational experience, and scholarly credentials.
  • Professors are accomplished professionals who balance theory and real-world application in a practitioner-based curriculum informed by their desire to prepare students to make a difference.
  • Average class size of 14 students and a 12:1 faculty-student ratio provides a supportive educational setting, meaningful interactions, and long-term professional and personal connections.

Alumni Network

  • Extensive Pepperdine alumni network creates influential business connections with more than 110,000 professionals. Our alumni network has 32 chapters and affinity programs in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Pepperdine alumni, faculty, staff, and parents make themselves available to offer the resources you need and help graduates build professional, personal, and purposeful relationships with Pepperdine people all over the world.
  • As a Pepperdine alumnus, you have exclusive access to the PeppConnect Mentoring Program, a global network of alumni who are willing to mentor and offer career or industry advice.

Student and Career Support

  • GSEP Student Services supports our rigorous curricula through academic advising, records, writing support, library, student groups, and much more.
  • Students are further supported through our Office of Student Accessibility, world-class facilities, and highly competitive programs, all of which contribute to our exceptional programs and rankings.
  • GSEP Career Services operates from an innovative model of career education and holistic career counseling for today's rapidly changing job market helping students and alumni construct their career narrative, build lifelong employability skills, and connect with alumni and industry leaders.
  Passion and Purpose Driven

Passion and Purpose Driven

Since our founding in 1937, Pepperdine University has had one mission: to strengthen students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership in a learning environment where academic excellence is rooted in a Christian faith and values.

Our graduate programs empower students to transform into the best possible expression of themselves for meaningful work and purposeful lives. That legacy is alive today more than ever, as we help students all over the world gain the skills they need to achieve personal fulfillment, lead with purpose, and make a lasting impact in the lives and communities they serve.

  Reputable University

Reputable University

GSEP offers prestigious programs at the #46-ranked university in the US* committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study, Pepperdine is where you're inspired to learn as you learn to inspire.

#29

Best-Value Schools
U.S. News & Report

#9

Best College Value in the West/SW
Kiplinger

#10

 Most Entrepreneurial Universities
Forbes

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

  Distinguished Faculty

Distinguished Faculty

  • GSEP faculty are nationally-recognized scholar-practitioners with exemplary academic achievements, industry expertise, educational experience, and scholarly credentials.
  • Professors are accomplished professionals who balance theory and real-world application in a practitioner-based curriculum informed by their desire to prepare students to make a difference.
  • Average class size of 14 students and a 12:1 faculty-student ratio provides a supportive educational setting, meaningful interactions, and long-term professional and personal connections.
  Alumni Network

Alumni Network

  • Extensive Pepperdine alumni network creates influential business connections with more than 110,000 professionals. Our alumni network has 32 chapters and affinity programs in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Pepperdine alumni, faculty, staff, and parents make themselves available to offer the resources you need and help graduates build professional, personal, and purposeful relationships with Pepperdine people all over the world.
  • As a Pepperdine alumnus, you have exclusive access to the PeppConnect Mentoring Program, a global network of alumni who are willing to mentor and offer career or industry advice.
  Student and Career Support

Student and Career Support

  • GSEP Student Services supports our rigorous curricula through academic advising, records, writing support, library, student groups, and much more.
  • Students are further supported through our Office of Student Accessibility, world-class facilities, and highly competitive programs, all of which contribute to our exceptional programs and rankings.
  • GSEP Career Services operates from an innovative model of career education and holistic career counseling for today's rapidly changing job market helping students and alumni construct their career narrative, build lifelong employability skills, and connect with alumni and industry leaders.

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Sabrina Delgado
Enrollment Officer
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Los Angeles, CA 90045

310.568.2357

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