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., and 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., and embedded School Counseling Credential
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

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate
Azusa Pacific University’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate offers comprehensive preparation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for successful careers in education, psychology, and social work. Courses are taught by experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts who currently practice in the field and impart their knowledge at every class session. Approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, APU’s program meets the latest, Fourth Edition Task List requirements set forth by the board.
Clinical Counseling Certificate
This four-course certificate program is designed to be an addendum to a candidate’s existing master’s degree coursework. The certificate helps retool and prepare school counselors and school psychologists for the clinical, mental health field.
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.