Enrich your career as a mental health practitioner by earning a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology from the University of the Pacific. Our EdD program consists of a two-to-three-year course of study for those who already hold a Master's degree or a four-to-five-year course of study for those with a Bachelor's degree.

Our EdD program is designed for those who wish to pursue a career as mental health practitioner or who want to apply developmental theory to design programs that emphasize the prevention and promotion of mental health and academic success for all learners.


Experts in the field of educational psychology help children learn in safe, healthy and supportive environments.  Trained in both psychology and education, these professionals apply their interdisciplinary skill-set to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs, assess students' learning abilities and partner with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to help students reach their full potential.



By choosing the Counseling Psychology concentration, you may be able to sit for the State Board of Psychology examination for licensure as a psychologist in the State of California. You'll need to complete additional coursework beyond the 18 units required by this concentration in order to meet licensure requirements. If that's your goal, we advise you to work closely with your advisor to be sure you meet the requirements to sit for the licensure exam.

Priority Admission
April 15

Application Deadline
Aug 1

Hear from our Program Lead: Dr. Justin Low

Stockton campus

Hybrid classes

2-3 year program length

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As Benerd College’s graduate programs are hybrid, distance learning opportunities, University of the Pacific cannot issue Forms I-20 or DS-2019 for prospective students seeking sponsorship via F or J visas.  Should you have any follow-up questions, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services at IPS@pacific.edu.


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