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Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Dominican University of California prepares students to provide consultation, case management, education, and training to a wide variety of clients. The clinical faculty (all licensed, practicing psychotherapists) and staff are committed to keeping abreast of the changes and emerging opportunities in the field of counseling.

The MS in Counseling Psychology is a good choice for students preparing to do further doctoral work or looking to enter other counseling specialties, such as  community college counseling, professional life coaching, somatic therapies, health sciences, research, managed care, community outreach, career services, learning specialties, and all other vocations where excellent and respectful communication skills are necessary for personal and professional success.

Program features

"The most important aspect of my experience at Dominican has been the freedom to follow my own path."

—Joy Gottlieb, Class 2011

  • Well-established fieldwork programs
  • Experienced, approachable faculty
  • Small student to faculty ratio
  • Convenient location in Marin County
  • Competitive, rigorous curriculum

Career possibilities

  • Social service agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Adolescent and adult treatment centers
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Consultants to organizations

Fieldwork Placement

Fieldwork provides the opportunity for students to both utilize the skills which they have learned and to build their counseling experience with the supervision provided by an on-site supervisor and consultation provided in their Fieldwork and General Master’s Seminar classes. Counseling Psychology students are known within the community for the depth and breadth of their academic and professional training.

See where our students had fieldwork placements.

General Master’s Proficiency Project

Students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a General Concentration will be required to complete a General Master’s Proficiency Project (GMPP). The purpose of the GMPP is to provide students an opportunity to integrate, apply and demonstrate their knowledge through the development of a Master’s Project pertaining to a special field of interest within Counseling Psychology.


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