Fall 2022 admissions will open on October 1st, 2021
and close January 15, 2022 (8:59 p.m. pacific)
(new application instructions and requirements are now available)
Interested in Applying to Our Program?
Follow the Steps Below for Information for Applicants
Carefully review the information on our website including the Academics page where you will find detailed information about our Specializations.
View this Information Session Video (pre-recorded) - a comprehensive overview of our program and admissions process. Powerpoint presentation available below for download. At the bottom of this page, you will also find short videos from each Specialization.
Pre-recorded Information session which includes both academic information detailing our six specializations and admissions information including the application process, requirements, recommendations and more. The information in this video is up to date as of September 2021.
After viewing the Information Session, if you have additional questions, please sign up for a Follow Up FAQ Zoom Session:
Follow Up FAQ Session for Fall 2022 Admissions (Zoom):
October Session: Oct 27, 6-7:30pm (coming soon)
December Session: Dec 1, 6-7:30pm (coming soon)
Follow up Q&A Session for Fall 2021 Admission (Prerecorded session Nov. 30, 2020)
A culmination of the most frequently asked questions after watching our prerecorded information session. Questions were taken from prospective students who submit questions to be answered by our department chair on November 30, 2020 (Questions from previous sessions are included). The FAQ page has been updates to include these questions and answers.
Carefully read the Application Instructions (Click Here).
Every year the Department of Counseling Admissions Coordinator creates detailed application instructions for that admissions year. The instructions include the following:
Navigating CalState Apply (with Images)
Applying for the correct specialization and/or emphasis
Specific program application materials required
Personal Statement prompt and length as well as Affidavit of Authorship form
Experience Summary forms
Letters of Recommendation
Fee Payment instructions
Please visit this site for detailed application instructions:
Attention: Department Application Processing Fee-$25. (This is a separate fee from Cal State Apply Fee of $70)
Payment must be done by Online Payment system. No checks or cash will be accepted (please visit admission instruction and requirement site).
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling
School Counseling & Pupil Personnel Services Credential