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PAU's MA. Counsleing Program Ranks #4

PAU's MA. Counsleing Program Ranks #4



We are proud to announce that PAU's Master of Arts in counseling program with the Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling emphasis has been ranked #4 in a list of America's best online Marriage and Family Therapy programs by BestMedicalDegrees.com.  The online format of PAU’s program is distinct in its offering of live weekly classes by videoconference for every course in the program.  







The Master’s in counseling program is one of our most popular here at PAU, and it combines the study of evidence-based practices with extensive counseling training. This degree prepares students to seek licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) in California, and also prepares students for California Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC) licensure, with a scope of practice that includes counseling families and couples.  Graduates of the program go on to serve their communities in community mental health organizations, county mental health services, school-based mental health work, private practice, and non-profit counseling centers.





Program Director Dr. William Snow said, “PAU is pushing online learning to a higher level of distance learning excellence. Our virtual, remote classroom technology is helping bring faculty and students around the world together in live, synchronous, face to face dialogue.  In live state-of-the-art video conferencing, professors model and practice with students model and role play counseling skills. Despite the great physical distances involved, our small class sizes and style of education is eliminating barriers, reducing the social distance and bringing the world together in learning communities.  I am proud that we are leading the way in taking the distance out of online, distance education.”



BestMedicalDegrees.com compiles the list of top marriage and family therapy degree programs in the country each year, and they are an invaluable resource to prospective new students, helping them to choose the right program for their professional interests and training.


Key factors in the ranking process were:


Academic Quality

Student Satisfaction


Length of Study

Susan Kemppainen, Editor at BestMedicalDegrees.com said, “We’re committed to informing students of universities and colleges offering quality education to help them achieve their educational and

career goals and we believe Palo Alto is such a school.”



For more information on Palo Alto University's online M.A in Counselling, visit  http://www.paloaltou.edu/graduate-programs/masters-programs/ma-counseling

To see the full ranking of the top 15 online Marriage and Family Therapy programs from BestMedicalDegrees.com, please visit: http://www.bestmedicaldegrees.com/rankings/best-online-masters-in-marriage-and-family-therapy/ 





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