Admissions Requirements

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For all MA in Counseling Specializations, School Psychology and Forensic Psychology


Admissions Requirements*
  • Application and $50 fee.
  • 2-3 page, double spaced personal statement of academic and professional goals (if GPA is lower than 2.8, please address it in your Personal Statement & second interview is required)
  • Current resume
  • One official transcript (sealed) from all colleges or universities attended. If your bachelor's degree is in progress, upload an unofficial one now; then send the official transcript after your degree is posted. 
  • Bachelor’s degree: Evidence of completion from a regionally-accredited college
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic references who can evaluate your potential to be a counselor. Letters from personal references (such as family or friends) will not be accepted. Please provide three professional and or academic references and their contact information in the Recommenders section of the application. The online system will contact them directly with instructions on uploading letters of recommendation. 
    • Please note: Letters of Recommendation must be received for your file to be deemed complete and ready for review; however, the letters DO NOT need to be received by admissions prior to submitting your application.
  • Evidence of health insurance (and/or a signed waiver)
  • Results of a tuberculin test (within the last year)

For Master's degree applicants specializing in School Counseling, School Psychology or Post-MA, PPS Credential students only:

  • Certificate of Clearance (student needs to have paid for the CTC document): Required for all School Counseling and School Psychology applicants. Clearance is mandatory before any PPS School Counseling or School Psychology student enters any practicum or field placement.
  • Proof of registration for CBEST test or passing another Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) alternative option approved by the CCTC. Passing is not required for admission; however, a passing BSR is required prior to beginning any practicum or field placement.

For eligibility requirements for the Post-Master's degree, PPS Credential-Only, please visit the link below:


*For Trauma-Informed Intervention Certificate ONLY: 

  • Application and $50 fee
  • Bachelor’s degree: Evidence of completion from a regionally-accredited college
  • Official transcript (sealed) from all colleges or universities attended (Must show proof of completion of one college level psychology course)


Important Documents


Benefits, Tuition, and Fees

Please refer to our section on financial aid.

BenefitsGuaranteed availability for every course, every term • Attentive and encouraging professors
Application fee$50 (non-refundable)
Tuition$44,655–$80,150 (39–70 units, $1,145/unit)
Tuition deposit$250 (non-refundable)
Technology fee$500 (one-time)
Books$100 per course (average)
Course materials fee    $50 for the program (approximately)