Three graduate programs provide Graduate School of Psychology students with academic pathways to success.

MS in Counseling Psychology (MFT)                  

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.

MS in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)                      

This two-year program emphasizes open science and reproducibility in psychological science. Students are taught how to best utilize the latest technologies in statistics and research methods as a method of working towards these values. The program is committed to the use of the R lanaguage for statistical programming and the use of R Studio as the primary interface for working with R.  Students can also receive training in advanced behavioral therapies and the treatment of suicidal behavior.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)            

Our APA-accredited PsyD program is designed to develop students’ clinical skills through the integration of practice and research. Students are trained to be competent in research and scholarship and appreciative of human diversity through serving the underserved.

Compare Our Programs

  MS in Counseling Psychology MS in Clinical Psychology Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Cohort Size 25 15 17
Credit Hours 60 37 (40 with thesis) 114
Duration 2 years 2 years 5 years
Locations Thousand Oaks/Westlake or Oxnard Thousand Oaks Oxnard
Practicum/ Internship 225 hours of practicum None 1200 hours of practicum; 1500 hours of doctoral internship
Research Coursework only Master’s Thesis Dissertation
Licensure LMFT None Licensed Psychologist
Career Paths Marital and Family Therapist providing clinical services and consultation to children, adolescents, adults, couples and/or families.

Preparation for entry into doctoral MFT, clinical, or counseling program.
Preparation for entry into a doctoral program.


Research Associate involved with program evaluation or outcome assessment.
Clinical Psychologist conducting psychological assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, teaching, and research.