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Graduate Programs

The following institutions offer master's degrees that contain courses required for the LPCC license.  These institutions are helping to support CALPCC's work with their paid advertisements. Universities with BBS-approved programs are invited to advertise their programs.  View More below regarding accreditation and 2012 requirements >>

CALPCC does not endorse programs or institutions.

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Alliant International University  

The Clinical Counseling MA Program at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) prepares mental health professional trainees to serve people and make an impact on their communities. Available at our Fresno and Online campuses, this program is designed to support students’ busy schedules and responsibilities.

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California Southern University

California Southern University  

The California Southern University (CalSouthern) School of Behavioral Sciences strives for excellence in the advancement of the behavioral sciences, while promoting mental health and service to society. The goal is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the lives of people in diverse communities around the world. The Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology, with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program fulfills the educational requirements for California licensure eligibility as both a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and marriage and family therapist (MFT). Check out for more information.

Saybrook University: M.A. Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization

Saybrook University

Change Systems. Build a Better World. Saybrook University. Doing the work since 1971. M.A in Counseling, Clinical Health Counseling Specialization. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through October 2026. Aid others in their healing journeys through holistic, progressive solutions. 
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University of Redlands

Featuring cutting-edge educational experiences, skilled clinical supervision, and a rigorous academic program of study, the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares students for California licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Students can earn an emphasis in working with couples and families, or school counseling by earning their PPS credential in conjunction with their Masters.

For more information, please contact or call 1-877-299-7547 FREE.

Vanguard Graduate Clinical Psychology Program

Vanguard's Graduate Clinical Psychology Program is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT),  in the state of California.  Vanguard provides rigorous academic training, guided professional development, and integrative faith based learning in collaborative and supportive environment.    

For more information contact: or call  877.669.8872 or 714.966.5499.

Accreditation or Approval:  Licensure requires a degree from a university that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or its equivalent accrediting association, or a university that possessed unconditional approval by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at the time of the applicant's graduation.

2012 Requirements:  Those who began graduate study on or after August 1, 2012 must meet requirements that went into effect on this date.  Although those who earn degrees out-of-state will be able to complete these requirements post-degree, California applicants must graduate from a program that the Board of Behavioral Sciences has pre-approved.  The BBS list of programs to be sure that a university's program has been evaluated for the 2012 requirements and if it has any missing courses:  

CALPCC does not endorse programs or institutions.

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