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Counseling - School Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The MS in Counseling - School Counseling at California State University Northridge is designed to prepare school counselors for work in K-12 public schools. The program is driven by a vision for counselors who can develop comprehensive, reality-based school counseling programs that promote educational equity and high academic achievement for all students.

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Student Learning Outcomes

To fulfill the department mission, faculty engages in University and professional activities to develop and provide undergraduate and graduate programs for the preparation of professionals. At the conclusion of their program of study, students will be able to:

  • Develop and apply expertise in their fields of study.
  • Think critically and engage in reflective, ethical and legal practice throughout their education and professional lives.
  • Develop empathetic, respectful and congruent interpersonal skills and abilities to work successfully with groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds in educational, community and mental health settings.
  • Communicate effectively using oral, written, listening and nonverbal attending and observational skills.
  • Become information-competent scholars and researchers capable of utilizing current technology in work environments, while engaging in and disseminating creative, empirical and applied research studies and program evaluations.
  • Collaborate skillfully and respectfully as leaders, consultants and team members in a variety of settings.
  • Develop skills necessary to assess and evaluate individuals and groups and to utilize current technology in work environments.
  • Maintain a multicultural and global perspective, emphasizing social justice, gender and educational equity, access and support.
  • View their roles as preventative, educative and therapeutic in promoting well-being, healthy relationships, academic success and career mastery.
  • Provide service through a wide variety of field-based partnerships informed by theory, research and practice.
  • Act as advocates with initiative, perception and vision to lead and transform the practices and policies of those who provide services to individuals, families, schools, organizations, communities and policymakers.
  • Pursue lifelong professional and personal development through such mediums as continuing education, information, technology, psychological counseling, participation and leadership in professional organizations, and doctoral study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Research Principles 
  • Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education 
  • Diversity in Counseling 
  • Seminar in Counseling Theory and Practice 
  • Communication Skills in Counseling 
  • Practicum in Counseling

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    55 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Complete University application and requirements.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have been in good standing at the last institution attended.
  • Have at least a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units attempted.
  • If cumulative undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0, score at or above the 50th percentile on one of the three sections of the aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (i.e., verbal, quantitative or analytical) or on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Applicants to the School Psychology Program are required to take the GRE or MAT.
  • Pass Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam by earning a score of 8 or higher.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      8322 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8322 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Los Angeles

    • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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