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At Cal Poly our goal is to achieve excellence in practice-oriented professional graduate programs which place graduates into the workforce with advanced knowledge and the leadership skills necessary to prosper in an increasingly competitive global economy. We strive to inspire students by encouraging innovation and excellence in their educational and career objectives.

Cal Poly offers over 33 Master’s degree programs throughout all of our six Colleges:

  • Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science
  • Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science, Math & Education
  • Business

Grad Programs Overview

We are part of the California State University system and are located along the central coast of California with easy access to the Los Angeles basin, Santa Barbara, and San Jose. We primarily provide a face-to-face learning environment with a high density of industry sponsored projects that facilitate our Learn-by-Doing philosophy. We have an outstanding reputation in the industrial community for providing day-one ready professionals that are equipped for success and have a passion for excellence.

Master's of Science in Psychology

The Master’s of Science in Psychology fulfills the educational requirements for California's Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program's mission is to provide the state with highly competent master-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates find employment with County Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services, Social Services, schools, employee assistance programs, hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practice. Some graduates also secure teaching positions at Community Colleges and Universities. Students complete a 90-quarter unit professional degree program designed to prepare students for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists. Graduates are also prepared for doctoral training in clinical or counseling psychology. The cornerstone of this graduate program is the Counseling Practicum. After students complete core coursework, they develop their clinical skills and identity as a counselor working in Cal Poly’s Community Counseling Clinic. Students apply their knowledge of psychological assessment, psychiatric diagnosis, and counseling theory and practice by working with individuals, groups, couples, and families in SLO County.
Graduate Programs Offered at Cal Poly
  • Agriculture Food & Environmental Science
    • Agricultural Education
    • Forestry Science
    • Agriculture with 10 specializations
    • Nutrition
    • Dairy Products Technology
  • Architecture & Environmental Design
    • Architecture
    • Architectural Engineering
    • City & Regional Planning
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace
    • Biomedical
    • Civil & Environmental
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical
    • Industrial
    • Mechanical
    • Fire Protection
    • Engineering Management
  • Liberal Arts
    • English
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Public Policy
  • Science & Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Mathematics
    • Polymers & Coatings
  • Business
    • Taxation
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Economics
    • Business Analytics
    • Packaging Value Chain
  • Education
    • Counseling and Guidance
    • Leadership & Administration
    • Special Education
    • Curriculum & Instruction
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