Palo Alto University

Palo Alto University

MA in Counseling - China Location


1791 Arastradero Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States


(800) 818-6136


(650) 961-5557

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Counseling - China Location

Format: Online

Program Description:

Awareness of an urgent need to advance counselor education and training around the world is growing. To help to improve the quality and quantity of counselors in China, Palo Alto University (PAU) has established its China Program in Mental Health Counseling. A Master’s degree program in Counseling offers students a systematic distance learning curriculum that has been carefully designed to meet the highest international standards for counselor education. In 3 years, our Master’s degree students will gain the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to practice counseling in an ethical, competent way. Students who are enrolled in China will be encouraged to discuss practical ways to apply what is learned to the Chinese context. The program culminates in supervised field practice that meets international standards of excellence (see, with methods of training that include modeling, demonstration, discussion of video- or audio-recorded clinical work, and regular group and individualized supervision.


Palo Alto University's Pacific Graduate School of Psychology is included in the first list of foreign universities recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 90

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 474 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 18960 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18960 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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