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School Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
Blending theory and application in a Christian setting, this program offers you both a master of arts in school counseling and California pupil personnel services (PPS) credential. 

About

Curriculum includes both academic classroom training and applied field experience with children and adolescents in schools and other agencies. The program also offers a flexible schedule to meet your needs, whether you’re a returning, part-time professional, or traditional, full-time student. Graduates are encouraged to become student advocates and engage in the social action to ensure all students equitable access to counseling and guidance.

Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced and highly rated university faculty
  • Blended schedule with courses in class and online
  • Includes both academic classroom training and applied field experience
  • Our grads are sought by top districts
Career opportunities

A school counseling master’s degree is especially important for graduates planning to teach or practice counseling at an agency or other postsecondary institution. The PPS credential provides eligibility to work as a school counselor at the elementary, middle and/or high school levels in the California public school system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Institute in School Peer Mediation Program Development 
  • Comprehensive School Counseling and Guidance 
  • Academic and Career Planning 
  • Prevention and Intervention for Achievement 
  • Organizational Systems and Program Development 
  • Seminar in Learning Theory 
  • Practicum in School Counseling 
  • Counseling Applications in School Settings 
  • Family-School Collaboration and Consultation 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

If GPA is under 2.75, submit a letter of petition and a designed test/writing sample to indicate critical and analytical writing skills (GRE, GMAT, MAT results or other exam)

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).

  • Application form and fee
  • Interview with program director
  • Impromptu writing sample
  • Statement of intent
  • Three reference forms
  • Successful completion of CBEST (credential requirement)
  • GRE or MAT results
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree*
  • Valid California credential or Certificate of Clearance
  • Verification of negative TB test (within last 12 months)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 610 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fresno

  • 990 - 1490 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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