At Pepperdine, the online clinical psychology master’s program prepares graduates to work as licensed clinical counselors (LPCs) or licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs).
Students can complete the 62-credit master’s in clinical psychology in 27 months. Core courses cover topics like substance abuse treatment, multicultural counseling, and psychology through a socioeconomic lens.
The LPC path equips degree-seekers with the skills they need to diagnose and treat a broad scope of mental health disorders. In contrast, the LMFT focus area prepares students to address issues deriving from family dynamics, including marriage and parent-child relationships.
The curriculum follows a distance learning format with interactive, synchronous course components. Students join live classes so they can listen to lectures and participate in class discussions in real time.
Prospective students should possess an accredited bachelor’s degree. Pepperdine does not require applicants to submit GRE scores or to have previously majored in psychology.