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California State University Fullerton
Department of Counseling

How to Apply

Admissions Procedure

Applicants must apply to BOTH the University (CSU Apply) (http://www.calstate.edu/apply) and to the Department of Counseling. Please be sure to carefully read all of the information listed below and follow the admissions procedure as directed so that your application can be processed by both the University and the Department of Counseling.

  • Fall 2018 on-campus program applications open October 1, 2017. This includes both the University application and the Department of Counseling application.  The application deadline for both the University application (CSU Apply) and the Department of Counseling application is February 1, 2018.

University application (CSU Apply):

Please note there are two steps to the University application. Apply on-line to the University (CSU Apply)

Step 1: Click on the CSU Apply button below to start your online application to the University (CSU Apply). When you open CSU Apply’s homepage at http://www.calstate.edu/apply, you will click on the link “Apply Today”. Then, click the “Graduate Admission Applications” link. You will see two red boxes.

  • Fall 2018 On-Campus Program: Click on the box that reads “Fall 2018”. You will then follow the instructions to create an account with CSU Apply. When you are prompted to enter a Major Code, you will want to enter COUNSELING (MARRIAGE FAMILY THERAPY)

Step 2: Mail one set of official transcripts from every college or university that you have attended to:

    Admissions and Records
    California State University
    P.O. Box 6900
    Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

* Please note if you are currently attending or have graduated from CSUF and Admissions and Records has already received your official transcripts there is no need to mail additional transcripts to the University. Please be aware that to complete your Department of Counseling application you must upload unofficial transcripts from every college and university (including your most recent CSUF transcript not your TDA) into your Department of Counseling application.

Department of Counseling application:

All of the documents for your Department of Counseling application must be uploaded into your online application. We will not be accepting any paper documents via mail, e-mail or delivered to the Department. If you have difficulties uploading your information please contact the Prospective Graduate Student Advisor.

  • Click on the apply button below to start your online application to the Department of Counseling.
  • You can begin the application process for the Fall 2018 on-campus program on October 1, 2017 and for your application to be considered you must complete your application by February 1, 2018.

Note: The CSUF Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. program in the College of Health and Human Development (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/counsel/degree.htm ) is distinct and different from another CSUF program, The CSUF Clinical Psychology M.S. program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://psychology.fullerton.edu/academics/ms_prog.aspx ).

For more information about admissions, please contact our Prospective Graduate Student Advisor, at (657) 278-3042. Or email us at: applycounseling@fullerton.edu


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