California State University Long Beach

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Counselors serve valuable functions in fields of education, health and human services, and business. Learn more in the Counseling programme at California State University Long Beach.


The program's philosophy is to introduce students to a variety of approaches to counseling, and to encourage the development of competencies within these approaches.

The Counseling program at California State University Long Beach combines theory and practice utilizing on and off campus course work and field work assignments. Required courses are offered predominantly in the evening, but most field assignments require daytime participation during normal business hours defined by the off-campus sites.

The programme

Students coming from diverse experiential backgrounds are trained at the graduate level to be able to perform entry level duties expected by the counseling profession and its specialty areas. Students are prepared to assume future leadership positions in their area(s) of expertise after additional work experiences have been acquired in the field following graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Career and Personal Explorations
  •  Life and Career Decisions
  •  Counseling in School Settings
  • Family Systems Applied to Aging and Lifespan Development
  • Family Systems Methods
  • Laws and Ethics for Counselors
  •  Counseling the Alcohol/Chemically Dependent Person
  •  Child and Spousal/Partner Abuse
  •  Introduction to Clinical Interviewing
  • Medication and Counseling
  •  Counseling Theories
  •  Counseling Methods and Techniques
  • Human Sexuality Counseling
  •  Cross-Cultural Counseling
  •  Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Counseling Couples
  • Trauma and Grief Counseling
  •  Current Issues in Professional School Counseling
  • School Counseling Practicum
  • Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy
  •  MFT Practicum
  •  Group Counseling
  • Counseling Field Work
  •  Advanced Counseling Field Work
  • Family Trauma Treatment Seminar
  • Spirituality and Counseling
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  •  Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  •  Advanced Clinical Case Formulation Seminar
  •  Community Mental Health Counseling

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in a behavioral science, education, or related field.
  •  Minimum 2.85 overall grade point average in last degree (not credential or certificate) earned from an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants whose overall GPA is less than 2.85 but meet the University minimum GPA requirement and who present compelling evidence of academic and professional potential either through recent academic performance and/or experiential background, may be considered for admission at the discretion of the program admission committee.

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
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