M.Ed. On Campus

Clinical Counseling

Azusa Pacific University

24 months
772 USD/credit 23160 USD/year
772 USD/credit 23160 USD/year
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Azusa Pacific University ’s Master of Arts in Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling with embedded School Counseling Credential and LPCC Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Counseling program equips candidates with a comprehensive understanding of the educational and mental heath issues facing students and families today.


The master’s degree integrates the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling and preparation to meet California state licensure requirements for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). This versatile combination of credential and certificate allows candidates to pursue careers in the K–12 school setting, while also preparing counselors for the clinical, mental health field.

Graduates of Clinical Counseling of Azusa Pacific University are positioned to empower students and families as they navigate the mental health issues that impact personal and academic growth.

Program Highlights

  • Combines the master’s degree with credential program requirements, equipping students to advance their career.
  • Renders the graduate highly marketable and qualified to serve as a professional counselor in an educational or clinical setting.
  • Offers an efficient path toward the dual goal of meeting state requirements while earning a prestigious advanced degree from a leading Christian university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Crisis/Trauma Response and Interventions 
  • Human Growth, Development, and Learning
  • Historical Development of School Counseling and School Psychology
  • Clinical Practica
  • Community, Family, and School Collaboration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate application for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts 
  • Two recommendations submitted by employers, supervisors, or professors who have current knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and potential within the profession
  • A five-page essay or autobiography describing personal and professional history
  • Résumé (preferred) or statement of experience including the most relevant work and volunteer experience
  • Proof of Certificate of Clearance (COC).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English
  • Provide an affidavit of financial support (PDF) and a bank statement 
  • Submit a copy of a valid passport 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 772 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    23160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 772 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Pacific

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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