The M.S. degree program is designed to fulfill all the educational requirements for applying to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). If courses are taken in conjunction with the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, students will be prepared to work in schools AND pursue licensure. While CSUSB does not grant the LPCC, upon completion of the degree, you can apply to the Board of Behavioral Sciences for an intern number..
At CSUSB our curriculum is up-to-date with innovative counseling training. Many of our professors are leaders in their field, researching and writing and training throughout the world. Some topics of expertise include: Narrative Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Diversity & Multicultural Counseling, Grief & Bereavement Counseling, and Narrative Therapy.
Our professors are committed to providing top-notch teaching and training for students. In addition to offering their expertise in class, professors serve as advisors to students to ensure their academic success throughout the program. We want to see that you are supported and successful, both as students in the program, and as professionals in your future career. During your first quarter as a Counseling & Guidance student you will be assigned an advisor. This faculty member will be available to you throughout your program of study, helping plan your coursework and answer questions.