Welcome to the Counseling and Guidance Program


Submit University On-line Application by May 31, 2017
Cal State Apply

Submit Official Transcripts by May 31, 2017
Office of Graduate Admissions
Chaparral Hall, Room 123

Submit Program Application Packet by June 8, 2017
Jim & Judy Watson Student Services
Candice Hrdlicka
College of Education Building, Room 102


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

Application Deadlines:

  • Early Consideration admission:  program application due by Thursday, February 16, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.*
  • Priority Consideration admission:  program application due by Thursday, April 20, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Late consideration admission:  program application due by Thursday, June 8, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.

* All early consideration admissions will be notified via US Mail by March 15, 2017.

All applications are to be turned in to the
Jim & Judy Watson Student Services Area, College of Education, Room 102.

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