At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

2–4 years

Cost per unit


Base cost




*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.


The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is intended for individuals who wish to develop a solid foundation in the theoretical and applied practice of professional counseling with individuals, couples, and families. Also included in the program are interdisciplinary studies in theology, ethics, and psychotherapy. For those wishing to practice with a master's degree, this program meets the current requirements for California licensure as a marriage and family therapist.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Option

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy offers one additional course which provides for students interested in dual licensure as both an LPCC and an MFT. Coursework meets the State of California requirements for both licenses. Students seeking licensure in California should obtain information regarding clinical requirements by contacting:

Board of Behavioral Sciences
400 R St., Ste. 3150
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-4933

Program Highlights

  • Professional active faculty who teach from personal experience.
  • A curriculum that integrates spirituality and values.
  • A blend of theoretical and practical elements of psychology.
  • Alignment with current California licensure requirements.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

To find out more about APU’s graduate psychology programs, download the Graduate Psychology Brochure (PDF).

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.