M.A. in Counseling
Humboldt State University
(A California State University Campus)
1 Harpst St
Arcata, CA 95521
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.
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Length of Program
5 semesters, 2.5 years
Standard daytime format
Estimated Total Program Tuition
Entering Class Size
Around 12 students per year, in cohort format
Fieldwork Hours Accrued during program
A minimum of 285 hours of supervision by a licensed professional are provided.
Personal Psychotherapy Requirement During Program
Data not available
Comprehensive Exam/Culminating Project/Thesis/Etc:
Students are required to either pass a cumulative exam or complete a master’s thesis.
All applicants apply to the university through CalState Apply, beginning October 1 through February 1. Be sure to specify Humboldt State University and the Counseling Program. Completed applications, with all materials received by February 1, will get priority consideration. Applications for which required materials arrive at the Admissions office after February 1 will subsequently be considered in the order received. All applications received by this date will receive full consideration, and initial admission decisions are made by April 1st.
Undergraduate GPA Requirement
A bachelor’s degree with substantial preparation in psychology is required. A minimum GPA of 3.0, some experience in human services and/or research, and goals that match the program’s objectives are expected
- Intro Research Design
- Intro Statistics
- Abnormal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Personality Theory
- Behavioral Neuroscience
Letters of Recommendation
Each applicant is required to submit three letters of recommendation from university faculty, employers, or professionals who can discuss academic and professional potential. Letters of recommendation are completed online via CalState Apply.
Including both paid and volunteer work.
Students are accepted into the program based on academic record, human services experience, demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication, and the potential for becoming effective and ethical psychotherapists.
(see program website for complete application requirements)
Applicants are screened first on the basis of their application materials and then a personal interview.
(Reprinted from program website.)
The Counseling Masters of Arts program is a 5 semester program that emphasizes a solid foundation in clinical theory and research, along with extensive training in clinical skills. Supervised fieldwork/practica are a required part of the program, including experience working directly with clients in the HSU Community Counseling Clinic, administered and supervised by the Psychology Department faculty.
The program is accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Academic requirements for the Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) license and a minimum of 285 hours of supervision by a licensed professional are provided.
The program is administered by a faculty committee which plans the curriculum, makes program policy, and selects students for admission. The chair of the committee, the Program Coordinator, serves as official advisor to all students in the program.