Counseling Psychology, M.Sc. | California State University, Bakersfield | Long Beach, United States
24 months
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13684 USD/year
13684 USD/year
8932 USD/year
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About

The Counseling Psychology curriculum at California State University, Bakersfield includes courses in counseling skills, psychological testing, and diagnosing mental disorders. The program is designed to meet the state of California educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). 

Overview

Educational licensing requirements are met through the Counseling Psychology program at California State University, Bakersfield, which offers:

  • A foundation in theories of counseling that build strong relationships with clients and knowledge of effective treatment approaches
  • Experiential learning, through which students learn and practice relevant skills and come to trust their own internal experience in work with clients
  • An understanding and sensitivity to the effects of diverse individual, familial, and cultural factors
  • The tools needed for life-long learning and continued professional development

Careers

Licensed counselors can work in the public sector and non-profit settings like county mental health clinics, child guidance clinics, group foster homes, school districts, hospitals and HMOs, juvenile hall, and prison settings.

They can also work in the private sector where they are employed by companies, for-profit agencies, and private practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Communication
  • Psychopathology/Diagnostic Interviewing
  • Adult & Family Development
  • Clinical Ethics & Law
  • Research Methods in Counseling Psychology
  • Psychological Testing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university: official transcripts from all college/university work
    • Transcripts from a college/university outside of the U.S. will require a course-by­ course analysis
    • Affidavit of financial support
    • Insurance agreement form
    • A copy of the student’s passport
    • A statement of purpose
    • Current professional resume
    • 3 letters of recommendation from former professors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8932 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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