Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinas/os

Change lives with a master’s in psychology

Fall Term

If you plan to work with the Latina/o population, specialized training in cultural nuances will set you apart from your peers. Pepperdine University’s Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinas/os is administered through Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities.

Language development, cultural competency, and linguistic responsiveness are just some of the skills you can expect to gain from this program’s approach to working with underserved Latina/o communities.

Competitive Edge

Gain real-world experience through our extensive partnerships with over 100 community agencies. The range of opportunities outside the classroom that we offer will distinguish you from other job seekers. We offer Spanish-language immersion experiences and specialized Latina/o coursework. In addition, this program meets the academic requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license in California.


The program is offered at three of our graduate campuses in Southern California: West Los Angeles, Irvine, and Encino (all Latina/o coursework will be at the Irvine campus). Evening classes allow you to continue working while earning a master’s degree at the same time.

Transformational Experience

Individual attention, world-class faculty expertise, small class sizes, and career guidance all contribute to positive changes in Pepperdine students' lives -- professionally, personally, and spiritually.


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Fall Term 2018 Final Deadline: August 6, 2018 11:59 PM PST

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GSEP At A Glance

Pepperdine Advantage

  • Learn: Earn a world class education from nationally-recognized experts with prestigious educational experience who will teach you how to apply theory to practice.
  • Train: Take advantage of our professional development training, small class sizes, and flexible class schedules to gain the skills your need to achieve your goals.
  • Succeed: The journey truly begins after school ends. Our dedicated career services department and extensive alumni network will make sure you always have the resources to chase success.