Cal Lutheran’s M.S. in Counseling and College Student Personnel and M.S. in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services with PPS Credential offer a relevant and engaging academic program known for developing exceptional, culturally proficient counselors throughout California and beyond.
An ideal fit for talented, motivated professionals aspiring to counsel in academic environments, our program uses the cultural proficiency framework to help students take an inside-out approach to understanding who they are and how their identities inform how they work with others and in organizations across differences.
Convenient evening classes
Average duration 2 ½ years
Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
Pupil Personnel Services
Gain the experience you need to provide individualized counseling to and advocacy for students in K-12 schools. The PPS Credential in School Counseling is required for working in K-12 schools as a counselor.
In the PPS program, you'll gain expertise in school counseling with the option to add the Child Welfare and Attendance specialization for additional training in working with those students most at-risk for school failure. After completion, you will be eligible for the Clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
College Student Personnel
Ideal for individuals who are interested in careers in student affairs or student services in community colleges or four-year colleges and universities.
The CSP program is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for competent student affairs professionals who are able to counsel and support college students’ educational goals. Incorporating an integrated curriculum that supports professional development, students will understand the dynamics affecting college students and engage in the dialogue surrounding critical higher education issues.
Gabriela Rodriguez '18
The Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services program has helped me be equipped to support the students I’ll be working with. Being aligned with the ASCA model provides a guide to implement best practices while working in the field. The counselors I’ve met who are graduates of the program have done an excellent job in their role, feel prepared, and work diligently to advocate for social justice.