College of Liberal Arts
1 Grand Ave.
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
The M.S. in Psychology is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program designed for personswho desire to practice in the field of clinical/counseling psychology. Cal Poly's M.S. inPsychology fulfills the educational requirements for the state of California's Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (MFCC) License.
The program's mission is to provide the state of California with highly competent master-level clinicians who are academically prepared for the marriage, family and child counseling (MFCC) license and counseling with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Its mission is also to provide students who want to proceed on to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology with sound research skills, thesis experience and clinical intervention training.
Graduates find career opportunities in public social service agencies such as Mental Health and Departments of Social Services as well as in private non-profit and private practice counseling centers. Ten to twenty percent of graduates go on to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 90 units
In State Tuition (per year): $10,866 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): $20,370 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999