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Graduate Psychology Policies

Professional behavior is expected from MSMU students at all time. Students must abide by the ethical standards of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, all departmental and college policies, and the policies of any and all placement sites. If the expectations of the College or the placement site are not met the student is subject to dismissal from the program.

Students enrolled in the Master's programs at MSMU must maintain a 3.0 GPA. If they fall below this GPA,students are put on probation and given one semester to bring their grades up to a 3.0. If this is not achieved, they will be dismissed from the program.

The Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) and Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) programs meet the standards and have been approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science, leading to an MFT or PCC counselor license in California. Mount Saint Mary’s is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states.