Helping Others, Changing Lives
"Helping Others, Changing Lives" is the signature of our program and is undergirded by our commitment to multicultural affirmation, social justice, and cura personalis (care for the whole person). The signature corresponds to what we believe are the most important characteristics of those who aspire to be professional counselors.
The Master of Arts in Counseling (60 units) with Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Eligibility is designed to prepare aspiring counselors for K-12 public, private, and parochial schools; clinical mental health settings; and/or college and university settings. Candidates are eligible to pursue LPCC licensure in the state of California post-graduation and to select from two degree options:
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPCC eligible), 60 units
- School Counseling with PPS Credential (LPCC eligible), 60 units
The Master of Arts in School Counseling with PPS Credential (48 units) is designed to prepare aspiring school counselors to maximize their professional mobility in K-12 public, private, and parochial schools. These candidates do not intend to pursue LPCC licensure.
The Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling (41 units) MA in Guidance and Counseling (41 units) prepares candidates to work in higher education and/or non-profit settings (e.g., university academic advisor, career counselor, etc.). Candidates in this program often see their primary professional role as one that involves counseling young adults as they navigate their way through the college experience. While they do not intend to pursue LPCC licensure or a PPS credential, they may see this MA degree as excellent preparation for a doctoral program.