Diversity of strong studentsfrom all over the U.S. (e.g., UC Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego,
Santa Barbara; Yale University; The New School) and abroad (e.g., University of London,
University of Guadalajara)
Excellent core psychology facultywho value teaching, research, and service.
All faculty have active clinical practicesand years of clinical experience and expertise in treating a variety of populations.
Attentive and kindadministrative staff that are easily accessible.
Updated technology and computer labswith extensive online and physical library resources
Student Councilactively involved in program development, professional development, community service,
and providing programmatic feedback to the Director of the MS Counseling Program and
Library access to 270 full-text online journals, 2279 physical volumes, 2709 full text e-books, and 2941 online videos for both students
Interlibrary loanis easily accessible from computers on and off campus.
California Lutheran University
Private, not for profit university
Tier One Regional Universityas ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Best Colleges 2017 (Ranked 16th in the West)
WASC accredited university
APA accredited PsyD program
Welcoming of diversity of all types:age, dis(ability) status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, language,
nationality, political view, race, religion sexual orientation, socioeconomic status,
Program benefits from the resources and support of the full university(online registration, computer support, academic support services, fitness center,
Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, and Westlake Villageare located in Ventura County between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, CA.
Oxnard campus is 15 minutes from Ventura beach, 40 minutes from Santa Barbara or Malibu. Or 60 minutes from Santa Monica. Temperature
is between 60 and 75 year round.
Biking, hiking, running, swimming, surfing, and farmers’ markets– all possible during study breaks or days off!
In August 2015, Ventura County was ranked in theWashington Postas the most desirable county to live in America.This ranking was based upon natural amenities, such as mild, sunny winters, temperate
summers, low humidity, topographic variation, and access to a body of water.
In March 2015, the City of Ventura was ranked 1stplace inMen’s Journalas the Best Place to Live Now. This ranking highlighted the city’s location between Malibu and Santa Barbara, unique
Main Street, largest employer being the Patagonia headquarters, nearness to the beach,
and great weather.