Application Materials - Due January 2nd
Informational Meeting/Open House!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30pm
SJSU Campus, Dudley Moorhead Hall, Room 227
MS in Clinical Psychology Program
Applications for Fall 2015 due on January 2nd
This 60-unit Master of Science program is designed for students who are seeking to
become master’s level psychotherapists. The MS program is designed to provide students
with theoretical and practical training to prepare them to work in a variety of clinical,
counseling, and mental health settings. The training in San Jose State University’s
MS in Clinical program emphasizes a scientific understanding and case formulation
of psychopathology, known as an evidence based practice approach to psychotherapy.
The program centers on a required core of academic coursework that meets the education
requirements for the California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license and the
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Both licenses requires 3,000 hours
of approved supervised clinical experience by the California State licensing board
(the BBS). Note that the requirements of these two licenses are different for both
coursework and number of pre- and post-degree clinical hours. Our program meets the
BBS requirements for licensure in both paths.
The MS in Clinical Psychology prepares students for positions in mental health clinics,
hospitals, and residential treatment centers, and emphasizes the importance of community
mental health and serving diverse and under-represented populations. This program
is ideal for students whose ultimate goal is to work in hospital, community mental
health, and independent practice settings.