Graduate Programs

Antioch University Los Angeles
Culver City, CA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

  • Application Fee

  • Financial Aid Available


Degrees Offered

MA in Education
MA in Clinical Psychology
MA in Psychological Studies
MA in Urban Sustainability
MFA in Creative Writing

Our Program

AULA fosters personal/collective agency, global citizenship, and socially conscious leadership to prepare you for the complexities of our society.

MA in Education

Our Education Department believes in an interdisciplinary approach that connects exemplary classroom and curricular practice to a diverse array of social and cultural theories of education and society. The program is interpersonal, interactive, face to face and student-centered with a focus upon democratic and socially just educational outcomes.

The department offers a standalone teaching credentials as well as the option to simultaneously earn your MA in Education, Leadership, and Change.

Graduates have found success in providing instruction, leadership, and guidance in positions that include:

  • K -12 classroom teachers
  • Curriculum development leaders
  • Educational researchers
  • Faculty members in institutions of higher education
  • Leaders in schools and school districts
  • Non-Profit Educational organizations

MA in Clinical Psychology

The AULA Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program prepares you to work in today’s society by introducing you to a wide range of theories and techniques. You are challenged to look inward and arrive at new psychological insights that will help you develop greater depth as a psychotherapist and socially-engaged citizen of the world.

The 90 unit program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and by including the PCC specialization as part of your degree program as a Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC). Our Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program is known for successful preparation of compassionate, highly trained, multiculturally competent therapists.

MA in Psychological Studies

This 48 unit degree is the appropriate choice if you are seeking a master’s degree in psychology for personal and professional development, en route to a different career goal, and/or academic preparation for doctoral study. You can design an individualized program, which reflects your personal interests, ideals, values, and career path.

Faculty serve as mentors and advisors who make themselves available to you throughout the program. Our curriculum incorporates an introspective approach that helps you develop awareness and insight, while our advising model helps you find your direction and fulfill your goals.

This degree does not fulfill educational requirements for licensure in California, but does provide you with the introductory knowledge, attitudes, and skills in social science research that can be applied in business, non-profit, non-clinical mental health, and other settings.

MA in Urban Sustainability

Antioch University’s low-residency Urban Sustainability (MA) program involves intensive, problem-solving residencies (the first and fourteenth weeks of the semester) and a high-touch online experience.

We believe that the greatest learning takes place by doing and then reflecting on our work in order to transform communities .Through designing and then carrying out two fieldwork internships, students enhance their professional skills, develop meaningful relationships in the field, and build self-confidence in their ability to make change.

We are training the next generation of urban problem-solvers to meet the world’s dual challenges of climate change and inequality. If you dream about changing the system, our two-year program offers an educational home of like-minded students, faculty, and community partners who work and learn together in a hybrid, hands-on, cutting-edge program.

Our urban centers can be just and sustainable places with effective educators, advocates, and agents of change leading the way. If you see yourself influencing how public policy is made; launching a disruptive, forward-thinking social enterprise; or working with urban communities to ensure equitable and affordable access to democratic governance, clean air and water, renewable energy, food, education, healthcare, and housing, a Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability (USMA) degree is the right one for you.

MFA in Creative Writing

Antioch University’s MFA in Creative Writing is comprised of on-campus residencies—which include seminars, readings, and workshops—complemented by five-month online project periods during which students live and write in their home communities.

The low-residency model supports and mirrors the lives that professional writers actually live. An MFA semester consists of an intensive 10-day on-campus residency, followed by a five-month online project period during which each student writes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for young people, and literary translation, as well as scholarly work, under the supervision of a faculty mentor each term.

The MFA Field Study is what sets this creative writing program—and the people who graduate from it—apart from others. The Field Study asks students to put their knowledge and skills as writers to work in service of something they personally value in their local communities.

Each Field Study must address at least two of the three aspects of the MFA program’s unique purpose: the education of literary artists, community engagement, and the pursuit of social justice. MFA Field Studies have changed the lives not only of the students but of those their efforts have served.


  • Application Fee



  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-altPersonal Statement
  • checkbox-alt2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-altIn Person and or Virtual Interview (excluding MA in Education)

Application Deadline

Summer 2020

  • Regular - May 15th
  • Regular MA in Education - until seats are filled
  • Classes start - October 5th

Fall 2020

  • Priority/International - July 24th
  • Regular - August 15th
  • Classes start - October 5th

Winter 2021

  • Priority/International - October 26th, 2020
  • Regular - November 16th, 2020
  • Classes start - January 4th, 2021

Spring 2021

  • Priority/International - January 25th, 2021
  • Regular - February 15th, 2021
  • Classes start - April 5th, 2021

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound1,000 Students
  • Female

    female69% Female
  • Male

    male31% Male

What Our Students Say

  • “AULA has given me a deeper understanding of the world around me that I didn’t have before. It’s not just about the system. It’s about people. I’ve gained an understanding of what happens to people when they’re marginalized, what happens to the environment when we aren’t concerned about it. So when I’m going out into communities that are trying to improve their conditions, I can be a leader."

    MD Spicer, MA in Urban Sustainability ‘15
  • "Throughout my time at AULA, from the very first class that I took, I could see that it was not only an academic investment, but an investment in my growth as a human being, and as a future professional. Every moment, every minute that I sat in a classroom, it was like a gift to myself."

    Marli Kakishima, MA in Clinical Psychology ‘04

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-altCost varies by program.