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Counseling - School Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The Master of Science in Counseling degree requires 60 units organized according to university and degree program requirements. Requirements are established to ensure that each degree candidate obtains adequate breadth in subject matter, field experiences, and research. 

About

The M.S. Counseling, School Psychology concentration prepares graduates for careers as educational interventionists and counselors in hospitals and mental health organizations. According to the US News and World Report’s on-line career review, it is a top social service prospect for the future.  Additional courses taken for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC and coursework required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) may lead to leadership positions in culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 schools. The additional PPS specialization courses also prepare graduates to make a difference in their communities through providing mental health services and advocacy.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Psychoeducational Report Writing 
  • Psychological Services in School Psychology
  • Cognitive and Developmental Assessment 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    61 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.

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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).

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • A personal statement about professional goals
  • Three letters of reference
  • GRE
  • University Application
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    8274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8274 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Hayward

  • 1370 - 2510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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