Preparing reflective mental health practitioners for diverse and challenging environments in Northern California

The Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Counseling Psychology at University of the Pacific prepares students for careers that serve a culturally diverse society in the mental health professions by providing an educational foundation in counseling, assessment, development, research methods, ethical practice, psychopharmacology, and addiction, among other advanced topics. Students in the program progress through their course sequence in a cohort and support each other in the classroom and in practice as they become self-reflective practitioners, researchers, and leaders. Importantly, this program meets the educational requirements for becoming a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), and students who become LPCCs have the exciting and rewarding opportunity to promote positive change for diverse individuals and groups by offering treatment and counseling to those with mental health and substance abuse problems.

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

Priority Deadline
March 15

Application Deadline
June 1

Hear from our Program Lead: Dr. Justin Low

MA units apply to your EdD

Classes 2x/week after 4 p.m.

Student-centered teaching

Course Description


EDUC 216: Nature and Conditions of Learning

EDUC 386: Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting



EDUC 201: Techniques of Research

EDUC 330: Human Development I

EDUC 334: Theories of Multicultural MFT

EDUC 346: Psychological Assessment



EDUC 202: Statistical Thinking and Communication

EDUC 331: Human Development II

EDUC 335: Psychotherapeutic Interventions

EDUC 336: Group Counseling


EDUC 387: Human Sexuality

EDUC 393: Career Counseling



EDUC 342: Law and Professional Ethics

EDUC 343: Psychopathology and Wellness Promotion

EDUC 347: Behavior and Personalist Assessment

EDUC 388: Counseling Practicum



EDUC 337: Crisis Intervention

EDUC 338: Consultation Methods

EDUC 348: Neuropsychology

EDUC 388: Counseling Practicum



EDUC 332: Human Development III: Aging and Long-Term Care

EDUC 349: Psychopharmacology

EDUC 384: Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention

EDUC 385: Alcoholism and Chemical Substance Abuse Dependency

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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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