Counseling - School Counseling, M.Sc. | California State University East Bay | Hayward, United States
24 months
15557 USD/year
15557 USD/year
8429 USD/year
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The Counseling - School Counseling degree at California State University East Bay 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. 


The Counseling - School Counseling program at California State University East Bay is a full-time, two-year course of study. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. 

School Counseling reflects an integration of local program needs, the campus mission, and the direction provided by the National Standards and National Model of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the National Career Development Guidelines (NOICC). 


Graduates of the MS in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling often work in community agencies. Other graduates have been hired in agencies and businesses and other diverse settings, such as counselors in junior colleges, colleges, drug and alcohol abuse counselors in hospitals, and as advocates for mentally ill persons.  

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 positions providing mental health services and guidance support for students in K-12 schools, careers as child therapists in therapeutic nursery schools, assessment counselors, information and referral clinicians in employee assistance programs, individual and family therapists for police departments, organizational development specialists, and human resource professionals. 

Some graduates have pursued doctoral-level work in clinical and counseling psychology or education after completing their master’s degree in this program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Career Counseling 
  • Academic Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Diverse Needs in School Counseling 
  • Mental Health Consultation in Schools 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH
  • 60 - 61 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • University application (submitted via CSU online application)
  • Department application
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of reference
  • Graduate  Record Examination (GRE) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15557 USD/year
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  • National

    15557 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8429 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8429 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 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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