California State University San Bernardino

12 months
14726 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At California State University San Bernardino we offer a master degree in Counseling. We are happy you are interested in considering a graduate degree in counseling. We offer a robust and exciting curriculum, to prepare students for a rewarding career in counseling in a variety of settings. 


As we move our program to a semester system, we are expanding the options for the degree to better meet a variety of interests! Students can be granted a masters degree in school counseling, which includes a PPS credential. 

Or, students can receive a masters degree in professional counseling, which meets the criteria for people interested in being certified as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LPCC). Many students entering our program in Counseling at California State University San Bernardino elects to combine these two concentrations to meet qualifications to earn both their PPS and LPCC. 

Many of our graduates work in both K–12 schools and in community colleges as professional counselors. Additionally, our graduates work in a variety of settings providing counseling and leadership in public and private sectors in hospitals, counseling clinics, criminal justice & probation, higher education, and private counseling. Graduates also can continue on to pursue certification in school psychology, licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or seek a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Appraisal Procedures in Counseling
  • Human Development for Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Guidance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Current Negative TB Skin test
  • California teaching credential Certificate of Clearance
  • Program admissions portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14726 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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