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Counseling Psychology

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Admissions Updates

Due to emerging health concerns related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Mount has implemented a number of changes and accommodations to facilitate the admissions process and protect the health of our prospective students and their families. 

We want to assure you that while we are working diligently to ensure the safety of our Mount community and the continuity of learning for our prospective students, we have moved all information sessions to an online format and our admissions review process remains holistic and true to the mission of the Mount. 

In addition, our graduate psychology admissions counselor, Randee Jackson, is actively available and ready to answer any questions you may have. To connect with her, call 213-477-2800 or email rajackson@msmu.edu

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Start Your Success Story

Earn your Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Degree in a collaborative and culturally focused program. We are a top-rated private university that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Our affordable and flexible classes consistently produce successful women and men that are recognized and well-respected in the community - ideal for working professionals and motivated students that want to make an impact working with individuals, families, schools and community agencies. 

Whatever your goals, our program provides the flexibility to ensure that you earn the master's that is right for you. As a candidate for a Mount Saint Mary's University MSCP degree, you can choose from three specializations: General Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Marriage and Family Therapy with an ¡Enlaces! Certificate. Together with your faculty advisor, you will tailor a program of study to fit your individual interests and needs. 

Plus, our small class sizes (average class size: 16) will allow you to connect with professors and receive individual attention and mentorship to ensure that you get the most out of your education. 

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Let's Talk

You have questions, we have answers! Whether your question is brief or complex, we're here to help you navigate the graduate admissions process. 

Although our building is closed and we are unable to schedule in-person appointments, our admissions staff invites you to schedule a remote (phone/web meeting) appointment today. 

Phone: 213-477-2800
Email: gradprograms@msmu.edu 

Explore Our Three Degree Options

Why Choose Mount Saint Mary’s University for Your MFT or Psychology Graduate Degree?

  • Day & Evening classes
  • Small private liberal arts college
  • One degree offering two exciting specializations
  • Park-like setting in historic downtown LA
  • Enrollment is limited to no more than 20 students in each classroom
  • A curriculum that embraces student diversity
  • ¡Enlaces! Certificate Program for MFT students
  • Faculty represent multiple clinical backgrounds
  • Faculty are experts working within the field

The Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) programs meet the standards and have been approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science, leading to an MFT or LPCC counselor license in California. Students who wish to practice in a state other than California may or may not have additional requirements to complete prior to applying for licensure. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching professional licensure requirements in other states. Contact the Psychology department at gradpsy@msmu.edu to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain an MFT or LPCC license in a state outside of California.