Palo Alto University

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Palo Alto University (PAU), formerly Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), is a non-profit university that resides in the city of Palo Alto, California. The university currently offers seven accredited degree programs, two undergraduate and five graduate. Students seeking an undergraduate degree can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology and Social Action or a Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology. Those seeking a graduate degree have the option of earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Science (MS) in Psychology, or a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Psychology. Palo Alto University offers both campus-based and online distance learning programs.

One of the most unique elements about the organization at PAU is its partnership with Stanford University and the Stanford School of Medicine. PAU offers doctoral degrees that are taught in cooperation with Stanford University. PAU graduate students are able to use Stanford research laboratories, faculty from Stanford teach at both educational institutions and PAU employs one Stanford’s most renown emeritis professors, Philip Zimbardo. In addition, the chair of the Stanford Department of Psychiatry is a member of the PAU board of trustees.

General Information

1791 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1337

General Phone:(800) 818-6136
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:BA/BS degrees
MA/MS degrees
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship (new classification)
Doctor’s degree – professional practice (new classification)
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:522 (30 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:9 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $34,494
In-state Student Fees $3,897
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $34,494
Out-of-state Student Fees $3,897

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 5 57 76
Psychology 5 57 76
Clinical Psychology 55 76
Psychology, General 2
Psychology, Other 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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