Welcome to the Master of Arts in Counseling program at SSU!
Our Counseling program emphasizes the role of human relationships to heal and empower. We seek to educate a community of ethical, self-aware, and socially-engaged counselors who possess the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to competently promote the health and development of diverse individuals, couples, families, and communities.
Our 60-unit graduate program offers two professional specializations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (with eventual licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and/or as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) or School Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.
Please explore our page for more information about our department's mission, programs, faculty and more!
Interested in applying to our program?
Consider attending one of our Information Meetings. Faculty members will be present to give you further information about our program and to answer any questions you may have.
Due to the volume of requests for information we receive, we are only able to respond to inquiries related specifically to our programs. At this time, we are unable to field general inquiries regarding licensure and credentialing in California. Thank you for your understanding.
We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2024 on October 1st, 2023 via CALSTATEAPPLY.
Beginning October 1, 2023 please go to www2.calstate.edu/apply to apply to the university and department.
The deadline to submit a Fall 2024 MA-Counseling Program Application via CALSTATEAPPLY is Monday, December 11, 2023. The deadline is for all of the materials, including letters of recommendation.