Counseling, M.A. | Saint Mary's College of California | Moraga, United States
24 months
1115 USD/credit 22300 USD/year
1115 USD/credit 22300 USD/year
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Choose between a general Master of Arts in Counseling or an MA in Counseling with a specialization in one of seven different areas. Students at Saint Mary's College of California may complete more than one specialization by taking additional courses and fulfilling the appropriate field experience requirements.


Focus on What Interests You

The beauty of our Master of Arts in Counseling program from Saint Mary's College of California is that seven different specializations are offered.

See below for more information about the required courses and timeline options for completing each specialization.

Common Questions:

  • Can I specialize in more than one area?Yes, but you must get permission from your academic advisor and successfully complete all field placement requirements for chosen specializations.
  • If I choose a specialty, what are my career options?The short answer: Many! Our counseling specializations are designed for professionals who aspire to work in schools, colleges, community mental health, family service agencies, private practice, or a variety of other counseling settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal and Professional Development of Counselors
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Law, Ethics, and Values
  • Human Sexuality
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Human Development and Family Relationships
  • Counseling Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and $50 fee.
  • 2-3 page, double spaced personal statement of academic and professional goals (if GPA is lower than 2.8, please address it in your Personal Statement & second interview is required)
  • Current resume
  • One official transcript (sealed) from all colleges or universities attended. If your bachelor's degree is in progress, upload an unofficial one now; then send the official transcript after your degree is posted. 
  • Bachelor’s degree: Evidence of completion from a regionally-accredited college
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic references who can evaluate your potential to be a counselor. Letters from personal references (such as family or friends) will not be accepted. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1115 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1115 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • $53,520–$75,820
  • (48–68 units, $1,115/unit)

Living costs for Moraga

1100 - 1600 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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