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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Master's Degree | On-Campus

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Study the human condition

Gain the skills to help others

Are you driven by a desire to help others? This graduate degree program is rooted in a commitment to social justice, multiculturalism, and delivering evidence-based compassionate care. You will study the complexity of human experience, and learn to use evidence-based practices with empathy and cultural humility.

This degree will prepare you for licensure by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

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Career Outcomes

Where an MA in Counseling Psychology can take you

Graduates of this program may go on to work in community-based counseling centers, hospitals, city and county programs, university counseling centers, and private practice settings.

  • Mental Health Therapist

    University Counseling Center

  • Program Manager

    Social Service Community-Based Organization

  • Mental Health Counselor

    County Juvenile Justice Center

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Student Experience

Program Highlights

• Real-word experience: students complete a field placement/traineeship with a partner agency.
• Flexible course schedule: courses are offered in late afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
• Learn from working professionals: our faculty members are experienced clinicians and researchers.
• Regular campus workshops and lectures with local partners and professionals.

Facts & Figures

Why HNU?


Over 75 affiliated organizations and partners in the greater Bay Area.


US News and World Report Best Colleges Guide 2020 ranks HNU 6th Most Diverse University in their Regional Universities West category


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Psychology Program

Mission Statement

The mission of our program is to train counselors and forensic practitioners to engage with the changing complexity of human experience, to deliver services informed by evidence-based practices and ongoing self-reflection, and to practice with empathy and cultural humility.

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Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.


Examine the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of major mental disorders.

Psychological Development and Spiritual Growth

Explore counseling from a psychological and spiritual development perspective.

Human Diversity in Counseling

Learn about counseling within diverse populations and effective approaches for working within family systems.