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Counseling Psychology

Santa Clara University

12 months
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19620 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University provides an intensive 90-unit Master of Arts program for students. Students may opt to include any of our three emphasis areas in Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, or Latino Counseling to their degree. An emphasis functions like a minor.

Overview

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology has four tracks:

  • MFT Track
  • LPCC Track
  • Joint MFT/LPCC Track
  • No Track

MFT Track

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the MFT Track on Santa Clara University regulations, guidelines suggested by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a MFT license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours in the State of California.

LPCC Track

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences bases the LPCC Track on California State regulations, guidelines from the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure, and curriculum approval. Students choosing this track are qualified to sit for a LPCC license exam after completing course work, practicum, and clinical hours. The LPCC is a portable degree, meaning that coursework and clinical training in California will allow a student to sit for licensure in any other state; based on any residency requirements of that state. LPCC licensing requirements include a national, rather than state-centric, exam.

The LPCC program is primarily focused on individual adult clients. Students pursuing this program who wish to work with couples, families and children will need to take classes in these specialties to work legally and ethically with these populations.

Joint MFT/LPCC Track

The joint MFT/LPCC track is available for students who wish to apply for both licenses. This combined program can be completed within the 90 units. Students can also opt for one of the three emphases; however, students completing this track with an emphasis in Health Psychology or Correctional Psychology will need to complete 91.5 units and students completing this track with an emphasis in Latino counseling will need to complete 93 units to obtain all the necessary courses. Students who wish to explore this joint track option are encouraged to meet with a Faculty Advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychology of Interpersonal Communications
  • Community Based Learning
  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychology of Relationships
  • Foundations of Psychotherapy and Personality
  • Psychology of Group Counseling Lab Group
  • Advanced Group Counseling Seminar

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current Resumé or CV
  • One copy of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee
  • English Proficiency Exam
  • International Education Evaluation
  • United States visa regulations require proof that sufficient funds are available to finance your travel, living expenses, and program study
  • International students are required to show proof of health insurance coverage to waive purchase of the University plan

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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