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California State University, San Bernardino

California State University, San Bernardino


M.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology

Campus-Based Program

On-Campus Location:

California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino CA 92407

(909) 537-7500

San Bernardino State M.S. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology Program Page

Program details below are quoted from program websites, supplied here for informational purposes only, and subject to change at any time. Refer to the program website for current information, deadlines, complete admission requirements, etc. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to verify with program administrators program details and that the program still meets BBS requirements for licensure in the state of California.

Program Snapshot



Concentrations/Specializations Offered

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Length of Program

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Estimated Total Program Tuition

$16,639 (two years), $8319.24 per academic year

Religious orientation


Entering Class Size

Students receive close individual mentoring as only 10 to 15 students are admitted each year.

Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program

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Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program

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Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:

The program culminates with a thesis or comprehensive examination and an internship experience.

Application Process

Application Deadline

February 1

Undergraduate GPA Requirement

Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0

The Clinical/Counseling Psychology Program accepts students with a bachelor's degree in psychology or related fields.

GRE Requirement

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores are NOT REQUIRED when applying to psychology graduate programs, but may be included to enhance your application, particularly for non-psychology majors.

Prerequisite Courses

For students seeking admission in the Clinical/Counseling Concentration, the following also are required for classified status:

Completion of the following prerequisite courses or their equivalent:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Introduction to Experimental Psychology
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Personality
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Abnormal Psychology

Students who meet the general requirements of the university for admission to graduate study, but who do not meet the Psychology Department's specific requirements for admission to classified status or who wish to take course work prior to winter quarter consideration of their application for classified status, may be admitted to the university in the unclassified postbaccalaureate status. Unclassified postbaccalaureate students may enroll, when space is available, in selected graduate courses, with the instructor's approval.

In addition to the above requirements, applied experience in counseling/helping environments is also strongly recommended.

Application highlights

Statement of Purpose
A 1-2 page typewritten description of your preparation for graduate study, goals for the graduate training program and professional aspirations following receipt of the Master's Degree. The statement used for the University Application is not sufficient.

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
At least two letters should come from faculty instructors who know the quality of your academic work and can make relevant comments on your likely success in a graduate program.

(see program website for complete application requirements)

Interview Requirement

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Students receive close individual mentoring as only 10 to 15 students are admitted each year.
— California State University, San Bernardino

Program Summary

(Reprinted from program website.)

The Masters of Science degree in clinical/counseling psychology is a 90-92 quarter-unit program designed to develop practical skills in counseling, through supervised training and experience, and knowledge and understanding of relevant subject matter and research methodology. The program culminates with a thesis or comprehensive examination and an internship experience. Students receive close individual mentoring as only 10 to 15 students are admitted each year. The M.S. program operates an on-campus psychology clinic for clinical training purposes. The program is designed to meet the basic educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, effective August 1, 2012, which specifies the educational qualifications for licensure as marriage and family therapist (MFT). Additionally, the program has a track record of preparing students who later enter doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology.