Program in Psychology Graduate Programs Antioch University Los Angeles

Program in Psychology Graduate Programs Antioch University Los Angeles

Culver City, CA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
August 4
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


A Master's Program in Clinical Psychology at a Progressive University

Founded in 1972, the Antioch University system committed itself to progressive education, empowering students with the skills they need to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental justice. Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) offers a master's program in clinical psychology that trains students to serve diverse communities, including people of different race, ethnicity, gender, sexual-orientation, and disability. As a result, the program gives students practical experience in highly-varied mental health settings and offers unique specializations, such as LGBT-affirmative psychology.

The MA in Clinical Psychology provides clinical training to those students headed into practice and a non-clinical degree option for those who would like to enter doctoral programs. The program meets or exceeds the licensure requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and prepares students for both Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) exams.

Clinical Psychology Specializations

In accordance with the program and the university's goals, the clinical psychology program gives graduate students a choice of 5 unique specializations: applied community psychology; child studies; LGBT-affirmative psychology; psychological trauma; and spiritual and depth psychology. Alternatively, students can design their own specialization.

Through the applied community psychology specialization, students learn how to establish and run psycho-educational groups and in-service training workshops. Students work with community-based organizations, such as Los Angeles Mayor's Crisis Response Team and Catholic Charities. The spiritual and depth psychology combines a Jungian-based analytical approach with mindfulness cognitive therapy and other holistic approaches as vehicles for personal growth as well as clinical and community application.

Clinical Psychology Curriculum

The curriculum of the master's program in psychology is designed to support students not only professionally and psychology, like mainstream programs, but also socially. The program combines coursework, personal psychotherapy, and clinical training with personalized advising to produce graduates that promote a new kind of activism through healing and social involvement.

Students approach the curriculum through role-play, video, discussion, lecture, and student presentation. Coursework cover a wide range of theoretical approaches, including psychodynamic, family systems, and narrative. Students master assessment and diagnostic skills that can be applied to people of different class backgrounds, races, genders, ethnicity, and ages.

AULA's clinical psychology program offers courses not only in psychopathology, couples counseling, psychopharmacology, and other standard areas, but also in queer counseling, contemporary issues of aging, and spousal, elder, and child abuse.

Clinical Training

Clinical psychology student receive hands-on training in over 100 authorized clinics, including drug and alcohol treatment centers, eating disorder programs, community mental health centers, and private and public schools. Students complete at least 225 hours of supervised field-based training in these centers.

All these centers have demonstrated a commitment to rigorous training, high standards of ethics, and social justice. Some agencies where students have trained include the AIDS Project Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

AULA Psychology Faculty

AULA is just "a little different" from conventional universities in that the university offers no tenured faculty positions. Instructors must continually work to better themselves and actively engage, educate, and support their students. Faculty members have rich real-world experience that informs their instruction.

Professor George Bermudez is a clinical and family psychologist with nearly 25 years of experience in poor urban neighborhoods in New York City and Los Angeles. His areas of expertise include effective family therapy with Latino families, organizational development for multisystem therapy services, trauma, and attachment as an integrative approach to treatment and training.

Professor Joy Turek has published work on the psychology of humor and initiated courses in the psychology of anti-Semitism and the lifespan development in gay and lesbian individuals.

Certificate Programs

Antioch University Los Angeles also offers certificate programs in specialized fields, including applied community psychology, LGBT-affirmative psychology, and psychology of trauma. These programs give students educational opportunities outside the full-degree programs. Students may also pursue Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) coursework as a non-degree option.

Admissions and Financial Aid at Antioch University Los Angeles

Antioch University Los Angeles offers financial aid to both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students may apply for both the Micucci Scholarship and the President's Student Scholarship.

Candidates for the master's programs in education apply by submitting an online application form and sending in all official transcripts, and at least 2 recommendation forms.

The AULA Difference

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) is "just a little different" from conventional universities in a variety of ways. AULA fosters a LGBT-affirmative culture and is home to adult learners of a wide range of ages and cultural and professional backgrounds.

AULA is home the Bridge Program, providing an opportunity for adults living on low income to access higher education. Bridge students attend classes in philosophy, art history, writing, literature, and urban studies free of charge and can earn up to 15 transferrable units of credit. Hundreds of Bridge students have completed associate's and bachelor's degrees and even graduate school.

Antioch University instructors also assess students through written evaluations rather than letter grades. This provides students with more comprehensive, individualized feedback that is more useful to students. Graduate and undergraduate students can request a grade-based transcript for admission to other institutions or to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

Nationally Recognized as a Leader in Community Service

AULA is part of the Antioch University system with 5 campuses in 4 states: Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in California, Seattle in Washington, Yellow Springs in Ohio, and Keene in New Hampshire.

Antioch University has been nationally recognized as a leader in community service. The university is a recipient of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award. USA Today has ranked Antioch University among the top 20 colleges most committed to community service.

A Supportive Campus Community

Located in Los Angeles, California, AULA is home to a vibrant, supportive campus community. The Math and Writing Center offers free tutoring. The Antioch University Counseling Center is staffed by licensed Marriage and Family therapists and clinical psychologists who provided specialized counseling to students and the surrounding community. Bustling with students during the day, the campus hosts wellness workshops, live music performances, poetry readings, panel discussions, and other events and classes for working adults in the evenings.

Location & Contact

Program in Psychology

Graduate Programs
Antioch University Los Angeles

400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
United States

Joy Turek

Information Contact

Phone: 310-578-1090
Fax: 310-822-4824

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Clinical Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
    • Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 118
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 94
    • Accepted 68
    • Acceptance Rate 72
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 4th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline November 3rd Not Reported Yes
    • Spring deadline February 4th Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesinterview
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 24
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students281
    • Female Percentage71%
    • Male Percentage29%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students281
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Full-time Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American14%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native2%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown2%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty48
    • Full-time Percentage12%
    • Part-time Percentage88%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchCreativity and humor, ethnic humor, adult development, Jungian theory, psychoanalytic theory
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported