Counseling and Guidance, M.A. | San José State University | San Jose, United States
24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Counseling and Guidance MA program from San José State University prepares individuals to apply the theory and principles of guidance and counseling to the provision of support for the personal, social, educational, and vocational development of students, and the organizing of guidance services within elementary, middle and secondary educational institutions. 


The Counseling and Guidance MA program from San José State University includes instruction in legal and professional requirements, therapeutic counselor intervention, vocational counseling, and related sociological and psychological foundations.

Graduates with Counseling and Guidance from San José State University will be able to:

  • Design culturally sustaining prevention and intervention counseling programs within educational environments.
  • Model ethical and inclusive leadership skills that promote equity, social justice, and student success.
  • Apply effective and inclusive assessment practices within their work with school and community stakeholders.
  • Create social, cultural, and educational interventions that support students’ academic advancement.
  • Select and apply relevant research methods to conduct program evaluations, supported by effective technological applications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • School-Family-Community Collaboration 
  • Cultural Perspectives in Counseling 
  • Lifespan Development
  • Advanced Group Process Theory and Practice 
  • Advanced Educational Assessment
  • Trauma Counseling & Crisis Intervention 
  • Organizational Change and Development 
  • Comprehensive School Counseling Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH
  • 48 (MA only)
  • 60 (MA + PPS K-12 School Counseling Credential)
  • 60 (MA + LPCC pre-licensure coursework)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
    • A 2.5 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study.
    • Good academic standing at the last institution attended.
    • English Language Proficiency Exam
    • International Coursework and Degrees
    • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
    • Submit Test Scores
    • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
    • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
    • Submit Copy of Current Passport
    • Submit Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 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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