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Schools with LPCC-related programs

LPCC SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR APPLICANTS (2016 PROGRAM UPDATES)

The list below identifies California schools with degree programs, which have been evaluated by the Board. These programs may meet the LPCC licensure requirements, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4999.33, for students who began graduate studies on or after August 1, 2012.

This list includes those schools who have submitted curriculum to the Board for review in 2015. Each of the links below will take you to the school's website, where you can find specific degree program information. Please contact the school if you have questions about whether or not the program meets the degree requirements for LPCC licensure. Some schools may have multiple campus locations offering LPCC programs, however. Please contact the school directly for more specific information on program availability and compliance.

Since schools occasionally change program curriculum and course descriptions, the list below may not reflect these changes. Please contact the school directly, to ensure that the degree program meets the educational requirements for licensure. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the applicant to comply with all requirements for registration and licensure.

Please note California Code of Regulations (CCR) §1807.2 requires all applicants for licensure to complete coursework (at least 7 contact hours of training) in child abuse assessment and reporting.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS LIST
School Degree Title
Alliant International University, Fresno M.A. in Clinical Counseling
Alliant International University, San Francisco M.A. in Clinical Counseling
Antioch University Los Angeles M.A. in Clinical Psychology
Antioch University Santa Barbara M.A. in Clinical Psychology
Argosy University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Azusa Pacific University M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
M.A. in Education: Educational and Clinical Counseling with Embedded School Counseling Credential
Bethel Seminary M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
Brandman University M.A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling
California Baptist University M.S. in Counseling Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Community Mental Health
M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Drama Therapy
M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Integral Counseling Psychology
California Lutheran University M.S. in Counseling Psychology
California Southern University M.A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
M.A. in Counseling
California State University, Bakersfield M.S. in Counseling Psychology
California State University, Dominguez Hills M.A. in Clinical Psychology
California State University, East Bay M.S. in Counseling: School Counseling
M.S. in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy
California State University, Fresno M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling
M.S. in Counseling with an Option in Marriage and Family Therapy
California State University, Fullerton M.S. in Clinical Psychology
M.S. in Counseling
California State University, Long Beach M.S. in Counseling with an Option in Marriage and Family Therapy
California State University, Los Angeles M.S. in Counseling: with an Option in Rehabilitation Counseling
California State University, Northridge M.S. in Counseling
California State University, Sacramento M.S. in Counseling: School Psychology and Counselor Education
M.S. in Counselor Education: Marriage and Family Therapy
California State University, San Bernardino M.S. in Counseling and Guidance
California State University, Stanislaus M.A. in Education: Counselor Education
Chapman University M.A. in Counseling, Emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling
Chicago School of Professional Psychology M.A. in Forensic Psychology: Professional Counselor Licensure Track
Dominican University of California M.S. in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling
Eisner Institute for Professional Studies M.A. in Psychology
Fuller Theological Seminary M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy
Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena Campus) M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy
Golden Gate University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Holy Names University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Hope International University M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
M.S. in Counseling Psychology
John F. Kennedy University M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Professional Clinical Counseling
M.A. in Counseling Psychology Expressive Arts/Depth Psychotherapy
La Sierra University M.A. in Counseling
Loma Linda University M.S. in Counseling
Loyola Marymount University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Meridian University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Ph.D. in Psychology
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
Mount St. Mary's University M.S. in Counseling Psychology
National University Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Notre Dame De Namur University M.A. in Art Therapy
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Pacific Oaks College M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Palo Alto University M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Pepperdine University M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinas/os
M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Phillips Graduate Institute M.A. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Point Loma Nazarene University M.A. in Clinical Counseling
Ryokan University M.A. in Professional Clinical Counseling
Saint Mary's College M.A. in Counseling
San Diego State University M.A. in Child and Family Development
M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
San Francisco State University M.S. in Counseling, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Concentration
M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health
M.S. in Counseling
San José State University M.A. in Education/Counseling and Student Personnel
Santa Clara University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Saybrook University M.A. in Counseling
Simpson University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Sofia University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Sonoma State University M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Marriage & Family Therapy & Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling
Touro University Worldwide M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
University of La Verne M.S. in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Redlands M.A. in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization
University of San Diego M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy
University of San Francisco M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Southern California Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
Vanguard University of Southern California M.S. in Clinical Psychology
Western Institute for Social Research M.S. in Psychology
Western Seminary, Sacramento, San Jose M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy
The Wright Institute M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy

ACCREDITATION AND BPPE APPROVAL

For California licensing purposes, accredited schools are those institutions that are accredited by one of the following established organizations:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSA).
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA).
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

California schools not accredited by one of the above organizations may qualify with school approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

Applicants who began graduate study on or after August 1, 2012

Senate Bill (SB) 788 changed the education requirements for professional clinical counselor licensure for applicants who began graduate study on or after August 1, 2012, as indicated in Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4999.33.

Applicants who began graduate study before August 1, 2012

Applicants who began a degree program prior to August 1, 2012 and graduated before December 31, 2018 may be eligible for professional clinical counselor licensure according to Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4999.32.

NOTICE TO ALL CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS REGARDING OUT OF STATE DEGREES

Applicants enrolled in, or considering, online degree programs based in other states, note the Board will evaluate these degree programs on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with California out-of-state requirements. The Board has not included out-of-state degree programs in the list above.

Please contact your school to ensure that the program integrates the California-specific content required for registration and licensure in California. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure California requirements have been satisfied within the degree program. Applicants with out-of-state degrees lacking the required California coursework may refer to the list above for California schools offering these courses.