M.Sc. On Campus

School Counseling

San Diego State University

24 months
9570 USD/year
9570 USD/year
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The mission of the San Diego State University's School Counseling program is to prepare school counselors to become leaders, advocates, and systems change agents in our diverse schools.


Key facts

As an integral part of the total educational program for student success, school counselors learn to design, develop, implement and evaluate their comprehensive school counseling program to ensure that every student receives developmentally appropriate competencies in academic, career and personal/social development.

School counselors become professional student advocates who promote equity and access to a rigorous education for every student and who work to prevent and remove barriers to learning. Our graduates develop themselves as culturally sustaining leaders in educational transformation and social justice in the schools and communities they serve.

Program Design

The program offered by San Diego State University consists of 2 years of full-time graduate study for a 64-unit Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling and the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential for School Counseling. Students begin taking courses in summer prior to the fall semester.

  • First-year students have class onsite in schools a minimum of 1 day per week.
  • Second-year students are on school sites a minimum of 2 full days per week.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  College Planning & Career 
  •  Professional Seminar: Development P16 School Counseling 
  •  Fieldwork in School Counseling  Fieldwork in School Counseling
  •  The Achievement Gap: Leadership, 
  •  Prevention, Crisis Intervention, and Advocacy and Systemic Change Conflict Resolution in Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Experience profile
  • CBEST exam
  • TB test
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    9570 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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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