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School Counseling

M.S. in Counseling & PPS Credential

Undergraduate Program Graduate Program Concentration Focus Online Hybrid

This is a 2-year, 60-unit Master of Science in Counseling degree with a specialization in School Counseling and the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential.

Program Overview

Program Mission

The mission of the SDSU School Counseling program is to prepare school counselors to become leaders, advocates, and systems change agents in our diverse schools. As an integral part of the total educational program for student success, school counselors learn to design, develop, implement and evaluate their comprehensive school counseling program to ensure that every student receives developmentally appropriate competencies in academic, career and personal/social development.

School counselors become professional student advocates who promote equity and access to a rigorous education for every student and who work to prevent and remove barriers to learning. Our graduates develop themselves as culturally sustaining leaders in educational transformation and social justice in the schools and communities they serve.

Program Design

The program consists of 2 years of full-time graduate study for a 60-unit Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling and the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential for School Counseling. Students begin taking courses in summer prior to the fall semester.

  • First-year students have class onsite in schools a minimum of 1 day per week.
  • Second-year students are on school sites a minimum of 2 full days per week.

Important Resources

  • Tuition cost
    Unit prices are subject to change. Visit the Office of Admissions Estimated Cost of Attendance page for the latest information.
  • Financial aid
    All courses are eligible for Financial Aid. Contact the SDSU Financial Aid Office and speak to a financial aid officer familiar with loans for special programs.

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