The Department of Counseling offers three master's degrees: the Master of Science in Counseling; the Master of Science in Counseling with a Concentration in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling; and the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. All graduates are eligible to take the National Counselor Examination.
Within the Masters of Science in Counseling There are four different counseling specializations -- Career, College, Gerontological, and School. School counseling students are eligible for the State of California Pupil Personnel Services Credential with a specialization in School Counseling (P-12).
All of the counseling department programs are accredited. The programs in School, College, Career, Gerontological, Clinical Mental Health, and Marriage and Family Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through 2018. Students who begin the programs fall 2018 and thereafter will graduate from a CACREP accredited program, with the exception of Gerontological Counseling which CACREP no longer accredits. The Pupil Personnel Services Credential program in School Counseling is also accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).