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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. The MA in Counseling Psychology provides a foundation in counseling skills for those who wish to enter mental health fields. The program helps students become thoughtful, self-reflective practitioners, researchers, and leaders.


The concentration in Counseling Psychology is grounded in theoretical principles that will help the practitioner apply best practices with individuals, couples, and families. This concentration has an emphasis on experiential learning. We also 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. 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).  

Please visit the GradCAS website for more information and to apply.

Stockton Campus location

In-person course format

2 years program length

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As Benerd College’s graduate programs are hybrid, distance learning opportunities, University of the Pacific cannot issue Forms I-20 or DS-2019 for prospective students seeking sponsorship via F or J visas.  Should you have any follow-up questions, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services at


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