Over the last 35 years, AULA has been a leader in providing education and training to individuals entering or advancing in the mental health profession. Through our undergraduate psychology concentration and our graduate-level psychology program, students learn a wide range of theories that allow them to provide the most effective treatment available to a variety of populations. Our alumni have gone onto successful and fulfilling psychology careers in private practices as well as in schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and more.
Students completing their undergraduate degree through our BA in Liberal Studies program can choose to concentrate in Psychology. This concentration provides a comprehensive foundation in psychological theory and practice while also highlighting the social, political, and economic contexts that shape the psyche and its suffering. Courses include Brain and Behavior, Contemporary Modes of Counseling, and Human Sexuality.
BA students can apply to “fast track” into AULA’s Master of Arts in Psychology program, saving them significant time and money when progressing from undergraduate to graduate studies.
AULA’s MA in Psychology program provides rigorous training in psychology that encourages students to explore their own particular interests within the field. We offer both a clinical and non-clinical track to suit the professional goals of our students.
Students in our clinical track prepare for licensure as an MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist.) The MA in Clinical Psychology program emphasizes the importance of providing compassionate treatment to clients from all backgrounds, and requires students to undertake supervised clinical training in a mental health setting. Students may choose to specialize in Child Studies, Applied Community Psychology, Spiritual Depth Psychology, LGBT Psychology or Psychology of Trauma, or to create their own focus. Students in the non-clinical track explore their personal and professional interests within the field of psychology.