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MA in Education - Educational & School Psychology

Experts in the field of educational psychology help children learn in safe, healthy and supportive environments. Trained both psychology and education, these professionals apply their interdisciplinary skill-set to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs, assess students' learning ability and partner with educators, parents and other mental health professionals to help students reach their full potential.

The Counseling Psychology concentration provides a foundation in counseling skills for those who wish to enter mental health fields. The program will prepare you to enter the field by providing the skills necessary to help promote positive change for individuals, couples, and families. No matter what drives you, our program will prepare you with the skills to become a thoughtful, self-reflective practitioner, researcher, or leader. We offer an increased competence in serving a culturally diverse society and teach you how to think critically and strategically, so you will be able to meet the diverse needs of the community you will serve. 

The concentration in Counseling Psychology is grounded in theoretical principles that will help the practitioner apply best practices with individuals, couples, and families. It also has an emphasis on experiential learning. Students typically complete this concentration because they have a goal of being a mental health practitioner (i.e., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, School Psychologist, or Licensed Psychologist).  

The LPPC program prepares you to enter the field of mental health counseling by providing the skills necessary to help promote positive change for individuals and groups. Licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC) offer treatment and counseling to those with mental health and substance abuse issues. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LPCC

The LPCC program requires additional units in order to meet state licensure requirements to sit for the licensure examination

Get an idea of what your program would look like. 
Check out sample study plans with the LPCC.

Pacific admits students for fall and spring semesters. Admission to the master's program is a holistic decision that takes into consideration all the factors of each applicant's background and experience.
For more information about the application process, please contact Graduate Admissions.
We're committed to making your education affordable. In fact, nearly 75 percent of all Pacific students receive some form of financial aid, with an average financial aid package of $22,000. We work hard to make sure that every student admitted to our program has access to the full array of loans, grants, and scholarships.
View a repository of courses and course descriptions offered at Benerd School of Education. This list of courses will help you to understand the topics and teachings our school focuses on. A detailed list of the master's level courses offered can also be found in the Pacific's Graduate Catalog
Priority/Preferred Application Deadline: December 15

Final Application Deadline: February 15
Graduate Assistant Application: Begins mid-January 2017
Deadline to Confirm Admission to Program: April 15, 2017

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