Jquery library Curriculum - MS in Counseling | CSUF
Masters Degree Program

  • Courses qualify students to pursue LMFT and LPCC licensure
  • Accredited by CACREP, which allows graduates to work with VA and Tricare (military health plan). Cal State Fullerton is one of only six California universities with this distinction.
  • 3 ½ year program
  • 63 units (21 courses)
  • 2 courses per term (fall, spring, summer)
  • Evening courses taught by CSUF faculty
  • Cohort format where students go through entire program together
  • Financial aid available
  • Tuition is currently $425 per unit

The curriculum comprises 63 units plus an optional one-unit child abuse workshop required for licensure.

  • COUN 500 The Counseling Profession
  • COUN 502 Career and Lifestyle Development
  • COUN 511 Pre-Practicum
  • COUN 518 Human Development and Functioning
  • COUN 520 Modes of Individual Counseling
  • COUN 521 Research in Counseling
  • COUN 522 Techniques of Brief Treatment and Assessment
  • COUN 523 Counseling and Culture
  • COUN 524 Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • COUN 525 Psychopharmacology for Counselors
  • COUN 526 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
  • COUN 527 Systems of Family Counseling
  • COUN 528 Groups: Process and Practice
  • COUN 530 Practicum
  • COUN 535 Addictions Counseling
  • COUN 538 Crisis Intervention and Trauma Treatment
  • COUN 560 Appraisal in Counseling
  • COUN 562 Counseling Couples
  • COUN 584 Advanced Practicum
  • COUN 590 Advanced Counseling Techniques
  • COUN 597 Project

Expected accomplishments include the student’s ability to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the counseling profession
  • Develop an identity as a counselor
  • Demonstrate a willingness to provide counseling services within ethical guidelines
  • Develop significant knowledge of major counseling theories
  • Demonstrate effective counseling skills
  • Be aware of social and cultural influences on human behavior
  • Understand career development and related life factors and the effects on an individual’s mental health
  • Develop both theoretical and experiential understandings of group purpose and group counseling methods and skills
  • Be knowledgeable and skilled in assessment techniques
  • Apply basic concepts to individual, group, couples, families and child appraisal
  • Read, critique, evaluate and contribute to professional research literature
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills associated with chosen specialty
  • Develop a personal approach to counseling and client advocacy

For more information, please contact the Perspective Student Advisor at 657-278-3042 or applycounseling@fullerton.edu