Skip to main content

College of Education

Graduate and Professional Studies

Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs and concerns of a diverse society. Graduates leave with a strong foundation in counseling theories and techniques to apply in a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on both personal and professional development with experiential learning infused throughout the entire curriculum. Several courses involve participation in community agencies and schools prior to the required supervised field study placements. As an important part of their development as professional counselors, students are encouraged to participate in their own personal counseling with professionals not affiliated with our educational programs.

Community Service
The program provides services to community clients through its on-campus Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services, as well as through various designated school and agency sites. In these settings, students provide counseling under direct faculty supervision, while gaining valuable experience in a broad spectrum of human problems.

Faculty Experience
A key strength of the program is the broad base of experience and training of the faculty members. Our faculty members have unique academic backgrounds, experiences and interests that qualify them to teach and model a wide range of effective approaches to counseling and psychotherapy.

The Pupil Personnel Services, School Counseling Credential prepares professional counselors to work within the K-12 educational system. The Master of Science in Counseling prepares professional counselors for employment in a variety of settings such as public and private agencies, universities and colleges, schools and private practice. This degree meets the educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of California. The programs are clinically oriented, with didactic and experiential courses, a 100-hour clinical practicum, and 600 hours of field experience.

Career Options

  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • School Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Academic Counselor
  • Private Practice
  • Community Counselor
  • Coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager

Programs Offered


Master of Science

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

Students in the MS in Counseling Program are encouraged to join the Student Counseling Society. Like the Society on Facebook to stay updated on future events.

For more information, email:

Video of Information Session Held on October 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

Counselor Education
Phone: (916) 278-6639 | Office: Eureka Hall 401