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Master of Science in Counseling

Welcome to the Masters of Science Degree in Counseling Program!

We are happy you are interested in considering a graduate degree in counseling. The Counseling program is a master’s degree program that houses two distinct concentrations: Professional Counseling and School Counseling. The Professional Counseling concentration prepares students to become Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC), as regulated by The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. In contrast, the School Counseling concentration prepares students for a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) granted by the California Teaching Commission. Our Master’s in Counseling Program is a three-year program. Most students entering our program elect to combine these two concentrations to meet the qualifications to earn their PPS and LPPC, opening many exciting job possibilities. In addition to the master’s degree program, we also offer a minor in Counseling and Social Change, as this minor intends to provide undergraduate students at CSUSB with the foundations of counseling skills, exposure to various helping professions, and a potential pathway to the counseling graduate program. 

Upon completing the counseling graduate program, many of our graduates transition to serve in the Inland Empire and broader California as professional school counselors in PK-12 or college counselors in community colleges and universities. Additionally, our graduate's work extends to various settings, providing counseling and leadership in public and private sectors in counseling clinics, hospitals, community spaces, and private counseling. Graduates also can continue to pursue licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) or seek a doctoral degree to transition into other leadership roles.  

We are excited you are considering this educational and professional path. All prospective students must attend an information session, as we provide an overview of the program, discuss program options, admission requirements, steps to apply, application deadline date, tuition costs, etc. We hope you will attend an information session to learn more about our program's exciting opportunities! Please contact the program coordinator at or If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact Shelia Braggs at


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The Fall 2025 application deadline date is January 30, 2025 at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact Shelia Braggs at

To apply to the program, prospective students must attend an information session. Sessions will be held as follows: 

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