Master of Arts in School Counseling

This master's degree offers both academic classroom training and applied field experience with children and adolescents in area schools and other agencies. It is designed to develop thorough knowledge and understanding of the most appropriate strategies and techniques to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive counseling and guidance program in any school environment.

Unique Features

  • Evening classes
  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible schedule for both returning part-time professionals and traditional full-time students
  • Obtain your credential and master's in two years
  • Blends theory and application in a Christian setting
  • Integrates ethics and values into the curriculum

Our Graduates

This degree prepares graduates to teach or practice counseling at the agency, community college or post-secondary levels. Graduates are also encouraged to become student advocates and engage in the social action necessary to ensure all students equitable access to counseling and guidance.

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Orientation interview (meet with program director for education plan)
  • Statement of Intent (1-2 pages explaining your goals)
  • Three references (see form below)
  • Valid California credential or Certificate of Clearance (fingerprints)
  • Verification of current negative TB test(within last 12 months)
  • GRE or MAT results
  • Official transcript of BA/BS degree
  • Letter of explanation if your GPA is under 2.75
  • Prerequisite courses:
    • Child Development*
    • Educational Statistics and Research Design
    • Intercultural Communication
    • Introduction to Counseling Theories*
    • Introduction to Psychology

(*available as online courses each spring semester through the FPU degree completion program)

Your admissions counselor may require you review the following documents during your application.

Further Info

Total Units: 60 - 61

Liability insurance is required before supervised experience can begin. Information on obtaining liability insurance may be found at