Students in our Counseling Psychology program graduate well-prepared for a successful career as professional therapists. The program focuses on teaching students a relational and systemic model for providing counseling services.
Our graduates have an outstanding record of obtaining internships, passing licensing examinations (MFT), and establishing successful practices in both private practice and institutional settings.
Announcement: Applications for Fall 2023 will open in September 2022!
On-campus with a full-time or part-time course load
|Calendar & Course Availability
Fall and spring semesters (15-week terms) and summer sessions
New students begin during the Fall semester.
$845 per credit
$50,700 base cost
Want to learn more?
Let us know you're interested and we'll reach out to answer your questions. You'll also receive more information about the program and your financial aid options.
On-Site Counseling Centers
A special feature of the Counseling Psychology program is a 12-month practicum placement in one of our on-site Community Counseling Center program locations.
Both centers are low-cost community counseling facilities, which provide intensive on-site clinical training experience for graduate students.
Why Cal Lutheran?
- Diversity of students from all over the U.S.
- WASC accredited university
- Optional concentration areas
- Excellent core psychology faculty who value teaching, research, and service
- Two campus locations with fall entry terms
Why Pursue an MFT?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports, "Employment of marriage and family therapists is expected to grow by 41 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations."
Read more about why obtaining an MFT might be right for you.
Adrienne Roy-Gasper '21
I feel grateful that I chose to go to Cal Lutheran for my MFT because I learned so much, and it's made me a skillful clinician.
Lead Therapist, Monte Nido