Our program helps you develop an identity and personal approach as a counselor. You will gain an understanding of advanced topics, including major counseling theories and assessment techniques, as well as the social, cultural and life factors that influence human behavior. The coursework also prepares you for LMFT and LPCC licensure.
Cal State Fullerton’s MS in Counseling program is also CACREP accredited, which allows you to work with Veteran Affairs and Tricare (military health plan) after graduating.
|Year 1: Spring||COUN 500: The Counseling Profession (3)|
|COUN 511A: Pre-Practicum (3)|
|Year 1: Summer||COUN 502: Career and Lifestyle Development (3)|
|COUN 523: Counseling and Culture (3)|
|Year 1: Fall||COUN 518: Human Development and Functioning (3)|
|COUN 528: Groups: Process and Practice (3)|
|Year 2: Spring||COUN 520: Modes of Individual Counseling (3)|
|COUN 527A: Systems of Family Counseling (3)|
|Year 2: Summer||COUN 522A: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3)|
|COUN 526: Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling (3)|
|Year 2: Fall||COUN 524: Child and Adolescent Counseling (3)|
|COUN 562: Counseling Couples (3)|
|COUN 538: Crisis Intervention and Trauma Treatment (3)|
|Year 3: Spring||COUN 530A: Practicum (3)|
|COUN 535: Addictions Counseling (3)|
|Year 3: Summer||COUN 525: Psychopharmacology for Counselors (3)|
|COUN 590: Advanced Counseling Techniques (3)|
|Year 3: Fall||COUN 584A: Advanced Practicum (3)|
|COUN 521: Research in Counseling (3)|
|Last Term: Spring||COUN 560: Appraisal in Counseling (3)|
|COUN 597: Project (3)|
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Applications open in the Fall. To learn more about applying, or start your application, visit our Apply page.