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

This cohort-based program is administered through Aliento, the Center for Latina/o Communities. Through a clinical and practice-based course of study that includes Latina/o-specific content and experiential Spanish-language development courses, students will learn the academic and applied foundations of marriage and family therapy, and community, liberation, and counseling psychologies within a Latina/o mental health context. 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 in the underserved Latina/o community. 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.

Complete 66 credits in approximately 36 months

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