Earn a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy: Evening Format from Pepperdine

Deadline Approaching: Apply to the Next Cohort

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

Designed for both working professionals and full-time students alike, this program provides a clinical and practice-based course of study, exploring the social and psychological implications of socioeconomics and how poverty and social stress affect the ability of individuals, couples, and families to thrive. Employing the practitioner-scholar model of professional training, rigorous coursework is paired with in-depth clinical training, where students observe professional counselors, develop key clinical skills, and gain experience working directly with clients. Upon graduation, students will have met all educational requirements to sit for the LMFT or LPCC licensure exams in the state of California.

As a Pepperdine student, you will receive personalized support for your academic development and personal growth.

Access to major-university resources
at the #46-ranked university in the US*

Cohort model designed for strong peer support
and lifelong professional relationships.

Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment
and meaningful student-faculty interactions.

No internship required; complete
60 credits in approximately 24 months

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