M.Sc. On Campus

Counseling Psychology

Dominican University of California

24 months
1192 USD/credit 17880 USD/year
1192 USD/credit 17880 USD/year
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Graduates of Dominican University of California’s Counseling Psychology Master of Science (MS) program are thoughtful and professional practitioners who demonstrate ethical purpose, apply best practices, and use intercultural knowledge to serve the needs of a diverse and global society.


Students gain professional training in the latest theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy with a degree of Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. Those seeking licensure are required to take the concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) concentrations.

The Counseling Psychology program promotes professionals competent in diagnosis, assessment, client advocacy, effective communication and treatment planning. Students also learn to apply current law and professional ethics to specific client situations. Program graduates enter the field prepared to implement interventions with clients from diverse cultural communities.

Program Highlights

  • Dominican trainees and alumni are highly sought after by agencies in the Bay Area and beyond.
  • Through interactive instruction and practice in a variety of orientations, including traditional, innovative and alternative, students develop excellent clinical skills.
  • In this program, students have ample opportunity to work closely with faculty — all of whom are practicing clinicians — as classes are small (maximum of 20 students).
  • Dominican University’s well-established practicum works with over 50 community agencies to place 100 percent of our trainees in the field.
  • Approximately 90 percent of our graduates are licensed MFTs or registered MFT associates.
  • Our flexible schedule is convenient for working students — late afternoon, evening and weekend classes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling; Client-centered and Crisis Intervention Techniques 
  • Advanced Counseling Techniques: Behavioral and Cognitive aenavioral 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Child Abuse: Assessment, Reporting and Treatment 
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse 
  • Professional Ethics and Law 
  • Human Diversity 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application 
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose or Intent
  • A statement between 300 and 800 words describing why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  • Prerequisite Requirements 
  • Personal Interview
  • Applicants who have been selected to continue on in the application process will be invited to interview at BioMarin or the Buck Institute.
  • Optional — GRE Record: An official copy of general Graduate Record Examination scores may be submitted 
  • International Applicants: International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1192 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1192 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • Tuition is per unit.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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