Graduate Programs


MS Options: Career; Marriage, Family, and Child; School; Vocational Rehabilitation

Credentials: Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling; Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Internship

The mission of the Department of Counselor Education at California State University, Sacramento is to prepare highly qualified counseling professionals. The Department is committed to creating and facilitating the ongoing design and implementation of an exemplary teaching/learning community.

This collaborative community will affirm and embrace diversity of values, ideas, and persons; and promote educational excellence and ethical commitment, while fostering the counseling needs of the client and larger community with integrity and competence.

Admission as a classified graduate student in Counseling requires:

  • A baccalaureate degree;
  • Good academic standing at the last college attended;
  • A grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter units);
  • Completion of the University application materials;
  • Completion and submission of all Departmental application materials which include:
  • Application form;
  • Written statement(s) delineated in application;
  • Copies of transcripts (from all universities and colleges attended);
  • Professional letters of recommendation (3 total);
  • Passing score on the Writing Placement for Juniors examination (WPJ) or its equivalent;
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Participation in an In-Person Admission Evaluation, which may include (but is not limited to) interviews, experiential activities, and writing samples.

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