M.S. in Clinical Psychology
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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
- Clinical class sizes are limited to 15 and practicum class sizes are limited to 8.
- Full-time students receive a Masters degree in three years (seven to eight semesters) or two years (five semesters).
- Late afternoon and evening classes. A three unit course is three hours, once a week, for fifteen weeks. Our classes are typically offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from either 3:30-6:30 pm or 7:00-10:00 pm.
- Full and part time availability with an evening only, four year track option. The evening only track allows students to graduate in four years, taking only evening courses two to three nights a week.
Estimated Total Program Tuition
The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program equips its students to serve with excellence as Christian mental health professionals by providing the highest quality of rigorous academic training, guided professional development, and integrative faith-based learning in a collaborative and supportive environment.
- Emphasis placed on integration of Christianity and psychology.
- Faculty are professionals committed to Christian excellence, spirituality and community.
Entering Class Size
Data not available
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
225 clinical hours at approved practicum placements with a minimum of 150 face-to-face client contact hours.
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
Completion of 30 sessions of personal therapy.
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
Exit Project required in place of a thesis.
- October 1 – Priority Application Deadline
- November 1 – Standard Application Deadline
- January 15 – Early Action Application Deadline
- Students who submit their entire application prior to January 15 receive a priority interview date.
- March 1 – Standard Application Deadline
- Students who submit their entire application prior to March 1 are notified of the Program’s decision by April 15.
- Students applying after March 1 are evaluated on a space available basis.
Undergraduate GPA Requirement
GPA indicating an ability appropriate for graduate work (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred)
Completed Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. (Applicants from an institution accredited by the American Association of Bible Colleges will be evaluated on an individual basis.)
- Introduction to Statistics
- Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology or Human Development
- Counseling Theories or Theories of Personality
It is required that all prerequisite courses have been completed within the last seven years with a grade of B- or better.
- Three Reference Forms with accompanying Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Statement of Faith
- Autobiographical Statement
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
(see program website for complete application requirements)
(Reprinted from program website.)
Mission: The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program equips its students to serve with excellence as Christian mental health professionals by providing the highest quality of rigorous academic training, guided professional development, and integrative faith-based learning in a collaborative and supportive environment.
Our degree prepares students for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists and/or Professional Clinical Counselors within the state of California.
- Classes are offered in the late afternoon and evening.
- Full and part time schedules are available as well as an evening only, four year track.
- Mentoring and individual attention from faculty and staff.
- Environment that facilitates development of a cohesive and supportive community.
Alumni and Colleague Resources
We offer a variety of support and resources to our alumni and professional partners such as practicum sites, supervisors, therapists, etc.
- Alumni: Letters of Recommendation, Licensing Information and Support, Contact Information, etc.
- Colleagues: Announcements, Practicum Placement, Supervisor Evaluation of the Program, Contact Information, etc.
Clinical and theoretical foundations of the field of clinical psychology are presented with an emphasis on Client-Centered therapy and the development of beginning level skills. Course includes supervised experience which will be used in assessing eligibility for trainee status.