Counseling

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.

Hybrid Degree and Credential Certification Programs 

The MA 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 these degree specialization options:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LPCC eligible), 60 units
  • School Counseling with PPS Credential (LPCC eligible), 60 units

The MA in School Counseling with California PPS Credential in School Counseling (48 units) is designed to prepare aspiring school counselors to maximize their professional mobility in K-12 public, private, and parochial schools. 

The 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. 

Courses are offered in a hybrid format which combines both online and in-person components.