Dominican University of California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The University founded its Master's in Counseling Psychology program in 1978.
Alumni report these program strengths: high academic and professional standards, a strong theoretical base, clinical skill in diagnosis and treatment, valuable relationships with peers, a variety of orientations both traditional and innovative, a balanced and realistic perspective of the counseling field, support from faculty and staff, emphasis on professional ethics, quality fieldwork experience and internships, cooperative and non-competitive learning environment, small and individualized classes and seminars, and a high demand for Dominican students by a large number of fieldwork sites.
While students may prefer to go full-time, many students' lives require a part-time academic schedule. Many of our students have successfully completed the program while maintaining full or part-time employment. All courses are offered in the late afternoon, evening, and on occasional Saturdays to accommodate the needs of working students.
The most recent statistics on the pass rate for the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) examinations shows that the pass rate for Dominican graduates is well above the statewide average for both the written examination and the clinical vignette.
Please contact Shana Friedman, Assistant Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions at (415) 485-3246 or toll free at (888) 323-6763 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also request more information online general information.
Simply apply online at https://admissions.dominican.edu/apply/
The application deadlines are April 1 for Fall admissions and November 15 for Spring admissions.
To learn more about what is required for admission to the Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology program, please read the
All students in the MFT concentration are required to complete 45 hours of personal, individual, couple or family psychotherapy. Up to 15 hours may be counted within the two years immediately preceding enrollment.
No, the GRE is not required.
No, letters of recommendation are not required or accepted.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 500 hours of supervised fieldwork while in the program. Up to 1.300 may be completed as a student. The remaining hours are completed post-graduation. A total of 3,000 hours are required to sit for the Marriage and Family Therapist licensing exam.
While the majority of the program must be completed at Dominican, up to 6 units may be completed at other institutions. To find out more about the approved equivalent courses and the procedure to follow to have these courses be eligible, please consult the program manager.
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