M.Sc. On Campus

Educational Counseling

California State University, Bakersfield

12 months
10482 USD/year
10482 USD/year
8856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science degree in Educational Counseling at California State University, Bakersfield is a 48-semester unit degree designed to provide graduate preparation for counselors in the areas of School Counseling and Student Affairs in Higher Education. 


All MS in Educational Counseling students at California State University, Bakersfield take 34-36 units of core courses in counseling, 6 units of specialty courses, 6-8 units of supervised field experience, and a final culminating activity (comprehensive exam). 

Learning outcomes

Most students complete the program in two years, attending full-time, or three years, attending part-time. Students may extend their program for up to 7 years according to university regulations.Extensive field based experiences are woven throughout the Program. Courses are typically offered on weekdays in the late afternoon and evening for working students, although courses in Practicum and Fieldwork may require extensive daytime commitments during the September-June traditional school year.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Practicum 
  • Human Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Advocacy in Counseling 
  • Counseling Across the Lifespan
  • Social Justice
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling 
  • Theories 
  • Research in Counseling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Must supply all supporting documents

  • Affidavit of financial support
  • Original bank statement or bank letter showing require funds
  • Clear copy of passport showing full name and date of birth
  • Original transcripts with course-by-course analysis
  • Current professional resume
  • Letters of recommendation from former professors (varies by program)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5241 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    10482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5241 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4428 USD per semester during 12 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.


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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