Welcome to the Masters of Science Degree in Counseling Program!

We are happy you are interested in considering a graduate degree in counseling. We offer a robust and exciting curriculum, to prepare students for a rewarding career in counseling in a variety of settings. As we move our program to a semester system, we are expanding the options for the degree to better meet a variety of interests! Students can be granted a masters degree in school counseling, which includes a PPS credential. Or, students can receive a masters degree in professional counseling, which meets the criteria for people interested in being certified as a  Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling (LPCC). Many students entering our program elects to combine these two concentrations to meet qualifications to earn both their PPS and LPCC. 

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.

We hope you will attend an information session to learn more about the exciting opportunities our program offers!

Dr. Lorraine Hedtke

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

Deadline for applications:

  • Early consideration admission: Program application due by Thursday, February 20, 2020 by 4:00 PM
  • Program application due by Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by 4:00 PM 

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The Counseling & Guidance Program is accredited by: