Mission

The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology Program equips its students to serve with excellence as Christian mental health professionals by providing the highest quality of rigorous academic training, guided professional development, and integrative faith-based learning in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Distinctions of Our Program

Academic Features

  • This degree fulfills all academic requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist as set forth by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. You can see our most recent pass rates for the licensing exams on the BBS website.
  • Clinical class sizes are limited to 15 and practicum class sizes are limited to 8.
  • Full-time students receive a Masters degree in two years (five semesters) or three years (seven to eight semesters).
  • Exit Project required in place of a thesis.

Professional Development

  • Required personal therapy concurrent with course work benefits the student by giving them the opportunity to be engaged in the therapeutic process as a client.
  • Content and structure aids in further career development of ministers, law enforcement officers, health care workers, teachers and other mental health workers.
  • Clinical interests developed through training in a variety of agencies.
  • Appropriate training and fieldwork experience equips students to work and minister effectively within a variety of secular and Christian settings.
  • Specific training in clinical conceptualization.

Program Design

  • Late afternoon and evening classes.
  • Full and part time availability with a four year, evening only track.
  • Selected classes are offered online or during the summer.

Christian Community

  • Mentoring and individual attention from faculty and staff.
  • Emphasis placed on integration of Christianity and psychology.
  • Environment that facilitates development of a cohesive and supportive community.
  • Faculty are professionals committed to Christian excellence, spirituality and community.