M.S. in Counseling for Higher Education

This degree is ideal for individuals interested in careers as student affairs and student services professionals in community college, college, and university settings.

You'll benefit from a rich academic setting characterized by outstanding faculty, three convenient locations, small, collaborative classes and an abundance of meaningful fieldwork opportunities.

A consistent focus is placed on ethical principles with regular self-reflection activities that support your professional growth and development.

Quick Facts

Program Units
Average Duration
2½ years
On campus, full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability

Fall and Spring 15-week semesters with Summer sessions

  • Thousand Oaks
    (primary location)
  • Woodland Hills
2019-20 Cost

$770 per credit

$36,960 base cost


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Featured Course

EDCG 581: Diverse Perspectives in Education and Culturally Proficient Leadership

This foundational course explores the history of diversity and multicultural education, and introduces the conceptual framework of Cultural Proficiency as a lens for counselors in promoting equitable practices for all students in educational settings.

Featured Course

EDCG 513: College Student Development

This course will introduce candidates to theories of college student development and the processes by which they occur. Factors that impact student development will be discussed and application of theory to practice to maximize student learning in college settings will be fostered.


Cal Lutheran’s program has a heavy emphasis on the interpersonal side of student interaction and I especially appreciated the skills and education I gained in counseling theory and practice.

Trevor Hess