M.A. in Counseling Psychology
GGU - San Francisco
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Program details below are quoted from program websites, supplied here for informational purposes only, and subject to change at any time. Refer to the program website for current information, deadlines, complete admission requirements, etc. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to verify with program administrators program details and that the program still meets BBS requirements for licensure in the state of California.
Length of Program
2.5 years full-time
Designed with flexibility in mind, the program offers both full-time and part-time enrollment options. Hybrid format, online and on-campus offered.
Estimated Total Program Tuition
Entering Class Size
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
Students are required to complete 350 face-to-face clinical contact hours, and, upon graduation, have completed more hours toward licensure than are required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
During the program, students must complete 50 hours of psychotherapy with a licensed clinician or therapist under supervision by a licensed clinician.
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
Data not available
Rolling admissions, two weeks prior to desired start date
Undergraduate GPA Requirement
The GMAT or GRE may be required of master's degree applicants if academic transcripts do not indicate sufficient academic preparation.
Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Math 40 Statistics. The math pro ciency requirement may be waived if the student has previously completed comparable courses at another accredited college or university, or passed the appropriate CLEP Exam or Math 40 Pro ciency Exam with an acceptable score. Students may be admitted to advanced program courses before completion of the writing and math pro ciencies requirements, but must complete them both by the time that 12 units have been earned in the advanced program.
Statement of Purpose
Applicants to this degree program must submit a statement of purpose. They should provide any information that they think will help us get to know them so that we can make an informed decision about their application. It should include the applicant’s reasons for choosing to pursue a graduate degree in psychology as well as the applicant’s future educational and vocational go
In cases where the academic history of an applicant does not meet the minimum admission requirements, it is recommended that a written personal evaluation be submitted with the application materials. The statement should give a realistic appraisal of any academic work since graduation from high school. Note any inconsistencies in the academic record and the reasons for them. In addition, include a plan to affirm a commitment to academic success while attending Golden Gate University. Applicants are encouraged to be as forthright and open as possible, and should feel free to discuss unusual circumstances or situations of adversity that may have influenced their current values. Be aware that both the quality of the writing and the thoughtfulness of the statement will be evaluated.
1-3 Letters of Recommendation
(see program website for complete application requirements)
(Reprinted from program website.)
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology prepares students to practice relationally-informed psychotherapy in settings ranging from community mental health to hospitals to private practice. Students complete an in-depth traineeship that promotes the integration of theoretical knowledge with clinical practice. The degree satisfies the requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Designed with flexibility in mind, the program offers both full-time and part-time enrollment options. The curriculum emphasizes integration of diverse and in-depth theoretical knowledge and clinical practice. Students are required to complete 350 face-to-face clinical contact hours, and, upon graduation, have completed more hours toward licensure than are required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.