Palo Alto University

Palo Alto University

MA in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Emphasis CACREP ACCREDITED


1791 Arastradero Road

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States


(800) 818-6136


(650) 961-5557

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Emphasis CACREP ACCREDITED

Format: Online

Program Description:

Do you have your bachelor's degree? Do you want to pursue graduate studies in counseling in a flexible program without needing to relocate? Are you looking to pursue counseling licensure in your home state? Palo Alto University offers a master's degree program in counseling which can lead to licensure in many states with no relocation necessary to complete your studies. Students focus on developing and strengthening skills in four core areas as part of the curriculum: assessment, intervention/psychotherapy, research/critical thinking, and ethics/professional practice. The M.A. Counseling program offers flexibility, with students choosing to attend full or part-time depending on their schedules. Expand your career options and make a difference.


Palo Alto University (PAU) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The M.A. Counseling Marriage, Family & Child Emphasis and the M.A. Counseling Clinical Mental Health Emphasis are accredited by the Council for Accreditation in Counseling and Other Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# 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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