MS in Counseling

A part-time program with evening classes

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Earn an M.S. in Counseling in a Part-Time Program at CSUF

Cal State Fullerton’s MS in Counseling Program aims to help you master advanced theories and assessment techniques while developing a personal counseling approach. Not only will the program prepare you to work in a variety of environments, it also provides:

  • Licensing: You will be qualified to pursue LMFT and LPCC licensure.
  • A cohort format: All classes are guaranteed as you follow a set schedule with the same group of students.
  • Convenient schedule: This is a part-time program with evening classes, making it ideal for working professionals.
  • CACREP accreditation: We are one of the few programs in California with this distinction. The CACREP accreditation allows you to work with VA and Tricare (military health plan) after graduating.
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Counseling Professor Matt Englar Carlson

CSUF Outstanding Professor Award

“When I arrived here, it wasn’t where I thought I would be, but I quickly realized — this is home. This award is wonderful but I think the best thing is always the students.”

-Matt Englar-Carlson, CSUF Professor

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CSUF M.S. in Counseling Program At a Glance:

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Areas of study: Advanced human development, assessment techniques and ethical and legal issues; counseling practicum and project Note: The Ánimo Emphasis is not currently offered in the MS in Counseling Evening Cohort program

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Number of courses: 21 Courses (63 units)

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Program Length: 3 Years plus 1 Term


Cost: Tuition is due before the start of every term. Current cost is $625 per unit.Tuition rates are subject to change.

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Ideal for: Students who want to enter the counseling field and are looking for a part-time program that accommodates their work schedule and provides the required licenses.

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Program Format: On campus

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