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California State University, Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus

 

M.S. in Psychology, Counseling Concentration

Campus-Based Programs

On-Campus Location:

California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, California 95382

(209) 667-3122

Stanislaus State M.S. in 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

Accreditation

WASC

Concentrations/Specializations Offered

The Behavior Analysis concentration (which meets the educational requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapist License) is also accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis and meets the course requirements for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BCBA certification).

Length of Program

5 semesters, 2.5 years

Schedule/Format

Courses are offered throughout the day.

Program Start 

Fall

Estimated Total Program Tuition

$21,135

Religious orientation

None

Entering Class Size

Around 23 students

Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program

Data not available

Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program

Data not available

Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:

Thesis is required

Application Process

Application Deadline

January 15

Undergraduate GPA Requirement

A minimum 3.0 overall grade point average.

GRE Requirement

Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test, which includes the GRE Analytical Writing Section.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Experimental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Theory
  • Counseling Techniques

Application highlights

  • Completion of a set of examinations or other requirements by the Psychology Department to determine or rectify those areas in which further preparation is required.
  • Related work or volunteer experience is strongly recommended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

(see program website for complete application requirements)

Interview Requirement

Yes

 
The MS program is designed to prepare students for professional roles as counselors, therapists and/or behavior analysts.
— California State University, Stanislaus

Program Summary

(Reprinted from program website.)

The primary purpose of the Master of Science program in Psychology is to develop mastery of a substantial body of knowledge and skills for students planning careers in counseling or behavior analysis. Students completing the Counseling concentration or the Behavior Analysis concentration meet the educational requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) License. The Behavior Analysis concentration is also accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis and meets the course requirements for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BCBA certification). The Behavior Analysis concentration emphasizes applied behavior analysis and trains students for positions in a wide range of applied and counseling settings. The Counseling concentration emphasizes a variety of counseling theories and skills in training students for positions in counseling settings. Admission to the program is competitive.