Welcome to the Counseling and Guidance Program

We are happy you are interested in considering a graduate degree in counseling. We offer a robust and exciting curriculum, both on the main San Bernardino Campus and the Palm Desert Campus, to prepare students for a rewarding career in counseling in a variety of settings. Many of our graduates work in both K–12 schools and in community colleges as professional counselors. Additionally, our graduates work in a variety of settings providing counseling and leadership in public and private sectors in hospitals, counseling clinics, criminal justice & probation, higher education, and private counseling. Graduates also can continue on to pursue certification in school psychology, licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or seek a PhD.

CSUSB has been named among the top counselor education programs in the nation. Please take a look at this Master's in Counseling and Guidance about our program at the Palm Desert campus.

Dr. Lorraine Hedtke

Dr. Lorraine Hedtke MSW, ACSW, LCSW, PhD
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Counseling and Guidance
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling
California State University San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 537 - 7640

Program Admission Deadline Dates

  • Early Consideration Admission:  Thursday, February 15, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Priority Consideration Admission:    Thursday, April 26, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Late Consideration Admission: Thursday, June 7, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

The Counseling & Guidance Program is accredited by:



BBS Board of Behavioral Sciences

CTC Commission on Teacher Credentialing - Ensuring Educator Excellence



NCATE - The Standard of Excellence in Teacher Preparation