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Graduate Programs

Azusa Pacific University recognizes the need to provide quality academic programs for graduate students with divergent professional goals and differing educational needs. The degree and credential programs are designed for a limited number of individuals eager to pursue a Master of Arts and a credential program concurrently. These embedded degree/credential programs are restrictive and faculty advisement is required prior to enrollment in the program.

The Department of School Counseling and School Psychology offers the following graduate programs:

Master’s Degrees

Educational Counseling, M.A.Ed. (with embedded School Counseling Credential)

Prepares school counselors to communicate with and guide students of all cultures, socioeconomic levels, and learning abilities. Requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program.

Educational Psychology, M.A.Ed., and School Psychology, Ed.S. (with embedded School Psychology Credential)

Prepares school psychologists to evaluate and treat students of all cultures, socioeconomic levels, and learning abilities. Requirements for the post-master's Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Clinical and Educationally Related Mental Health Counseling
Educational and Clinical Counseling, M.A.Ed.

Prepares candidates to serve as professional counselors in both school and clinical settings. Requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential are embedded within the program, along with the educational requirements for California state licensure as a LPCC.

Credentials

PPS: School Counseling Credential

This credential program is designed for students who have already earned a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology and PPS Credential in School Psychology.

PPS: School Psychology Credential

This credential program is designed for students who have already earned a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Counseling and PPS Credential in School Counseling.

Certificates

LPCC Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Counseling

This certificate prepares candidates to meet the educational requirements for California state licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), equipping them to counsel students individually and in groups.

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.