Our degree fulfills all academic requirements that are set forth by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) (Business and Professions Code of California Section 4980.36). The program also offers additional coursework for students interested in dual licensure as both an MFT and a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). With this additional coursework, the degree also fulfills all academic requirements that are set forth by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for both licenses (Business and Professions Code of California Section 4980.36 and 4999.33). You can see our most recent pass rates for the licensing exams on the BBS website.
Vanguard University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
American Psychological Association (APA) Accreditation – APA only accredits doctoral level programs in psychology. Since our program is a Masters level degree APA does not accredit us.
There are a number of ways to finance your training in Clinical Psychology. Students may receive institutional scholarships, potential tuition reimbursement, or may cover the majority or all of their costs through the loans the Federal Government offers.
If you are interested in helping people by providing clinical counseling with individuals, couples, families, children, and groups Clinical Psychology would be a great fit for you.
Organizational Psychology could be a great fit if you are interested in helping people through creating healthy and just organizational cultures, evaluating effectiveness of training programs in organizations, or advocating for enhancing work-life balance in the workplace.
Our faculty is dedicated to creating the finest academic environment for your graduate degree. They are deeply committed to our mission, that of equipping our students to serve with excellence as Christian mental health professionals. One reason that mission has been consistently fulfilled is that the professors bring to the program a wide variety of academic training, interests, and experience.