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

MS in Counseling Psychology
Graduate well-prepared for a successful career as professional therapist. The program focuses on teaching students a relational and systemic model for providing counseling services. Our graduates point to an outstanding record of obtaining internships, passing licensing examinations, and establishing successful practices in both private practice and institutional settings.

MS in Clinical Psychology
The program employs a scientist-practitioner model and emphasizes the development of skills in research and statistics. Measure the efficacy of clinical programs, develop new methods of assessment, or provide consultation to organizations. Some students decide to complete this program as a way of preparing themselves for entry into a doctoral program.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
The 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. You will be prepared for a fulfilling career as a licensed doctoral-level clinical psychologist in settings such as medical centers, universities, prisons, or community counseling centers.

Compare Our Programs

  MS in Counseling Psychology MS in Clinical Psychology Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Cohort Size 30 15 15
Credit Hours 60 34 (37 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.
Research Associate involved with program evaluation or outcome assessment.

Preparation for entry into doctoral program.
Clinical Psychologist conducting psychological assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, teaching, and research.