Our department humbly strives to recognize and honor human dignity by promoting equity, inclusion, and respect. We believe that Black Lives Matter as we challenge white supremacy and strive to create spaces where all can flourish. When Black Lives Matter and we deconstruct white supremacist notions, then all communities will be free from oppression. We stand in solidarity to support intersectional identities and prepare counselors to engage in socially just practice.


We would like to take a moment to recognize the Gabrielino Tongva People, the First People of the Greater Los Angeles Basin. From time immemorial they have lived and thrived in their ancestral land known as Tovaangar. They are the original scions of this land and one of their closest village(s) known as Hotuuknga /Hutuknga, is where California State University of Fullerton has been established. Hotuuknga /Hutuknga means, "night, for at the beginning of the world, they went no more in the night". The other village name ran along Brea Canyon is Unknown. We acknowledge the unratified treaties and unkept promises to the Gabrielino Tongva Nation and We unite with them in solidarity by recognizing the truth of their continued existence and their sovereignty. We commit to support their dream, their journey, and their goal of federal restoration of their sovereignty and self-determination as a Nation.


Our Department's Mission & Goals


Serving the Community

  • 3-5
  • Year Program, Flexible Pace
  • 2
  • Eligible for LPCC & LMFT
  • 40+
  • Practicum Agencies


Our program prepares students to seek the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist license and the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor credentials. The training program emphasizes human diversity, self-growth, and a positive learning environment, where you will feel the support of the faculty.

Admissions Information

Applicants may apply for the Fall 2024 M.S. in Counseling Traditional Program starting October 1, 2023 and the deadline for applications is February 1, 2024.

For more detailed information regarding the application process

If you have any questions after visiting our website please contact our Prospective Student Advisor at applycounseling@fullerton.edu.

Applicants may apply for the Spring 2025 M.S. in Counseling Evening Cohort starting August 1, 2024 and the deadline for applications is October 1, 2024. For more detailed information regarding the program and upcoming information sessions please visit the    M.S. in Counseling, University Extension and International Programs website  


Prospective Student Advising Appointments

Please note that advising appointments setup through this website are only for the Master of Science in Counseling program. If you have questions related to University Admissions or Academic Advising, please contact those departments directly because we are only able to assist prospective students for the Master of Science in Counseling program.

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Ánimo: Latinx Counseling Emphasis

This is a new, and only, emphasis within the M.S. Department of Counseling designed to address the various professional, curricular/training, and community needs related to providing mental health services to Latinx and Spanish-speaking clients. The Ánimo: Latinx Counseling Emphasis will provide trainees course curriculum that: meets requirements to pursue licensure as Professional Clinical Counselors and Marriage and Family therapists in California; is grounded in nationally-approved competencies and; focuses on developing self-awareness as a bilingual and bicultural counselor, knowledge of Latinx-cultures and familiarity with interventions appropriate to Latinx and Spanish-speaking clients.



The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation until March 31, 2023, to the following program in the Department of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.). For more information on CACREP, please visit their web site, www.cacrep.org.

Counsel for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs   Opens in new window (CACREP)