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Students in our Counseling Psychology program graduate well-prepared for a successful career as professional therapists. The program focuses on teaching students a relational and systemic model for providing counseling services.

Quick Facts
Program Units
Average Duration
2-3 years
On-campus with a full-time or part-time course load 
Calendar & Course Availability

Fall and spring semesters (15-week terms) and summer sessions

  • Thousand Oaks
  • Westlake Village
  • Oxnard
2017-18 Cost

$755 per credit

$45,300 base cost


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Our graduates have an outstanding record of obtaining internships, passing licensing examinations (MFT), and establishing successful practices in both private practice and institutional settings. More program highlights

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On-Site Counseling Centers

A special feature of the Counseling Psychology program is a 12-month practicum placement in one of our on-site Community Counseling Center program locations.

Both centers are low-cost community counseling facilities, which provide intensive on-site clinical training experience for graduate students. Clients who are seen by student therapists provide experience in working with a full range of marital, family, and child problems.

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Why Cal Lutheran?

  • Diversity of students from all over the U.S.
  • Small entering class sizes of 25 students
  • WASC accredited university
  • Optional concentration areas
  • Excellent core psychology faculty who value teaching, research, and service
  • Two campus locations with fall or summer entry terms

More reasons to choose our program

Meet Our Students

Our students talk about their experience in our program and how it has prepared them.


The school's counseling centers are really jewels of the community. Under supervision, we get a chance to engage and truly help people who might not otherwise be able to afford it. It's a tremendous amount of responsibility and one of the great rewards of the program.

Kevin Rogers