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Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MD,
This degree prepares you to provide counseling and support services to students at K-12 grade levels, as well as positions in higher education. The PPS Credential in School Counseling is required for work in K-12 public school settings.

About

Our counseling programs are known for their rigor and relevance to today's ever-changing academic environment.

In fact, our Counselor Education department recently adopted a cultural proficiency model, integrating it throughout the coursework - so critical when advocating for equity, access and inclusion for all students.

Faculty is comprised of highly-regarded practicing professionals.

Applicants who already hold Master's degrees in related fields can apply for the PPS Credential program only, and may be able to count prior course work toward the credential requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • School Law
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • Lifespan Human Development and Learning
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Group Process and Leadership
  • Consultation, Collaboration, and Supervision
  • Interventions for Safe Schools and the Promotion of Student Resiliency

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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).

General Requirements

  • Online application, including $25 application fee 
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates or certified true copies in English of all college and university records sent directly from each institution to CLU
  • If you have taken the TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT or GRE exam, please send copies of any scores you have. Cal Lutheran reserves the right to request TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT or GRE scores to assist in admission decisions, although they are not always required. If available, please send a copy of your score(s) with your application.
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from community leaders, business professionals or professors, sent directly to Cal Lutheran or submitted with the application
  • Financial Responsibility Statement or Official Bank Statement 
  • Copy of Passport information page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    770 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 770 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    770 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 770 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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