Application Deadlines

  • Priority: TBA
  • Final: TBA

New students in the Master of Science in Counseling and College Student Personnel (CSP) program can begin their degrees in the fall semester. Ready to begin?

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Next start date:

Fall 2025

MS in Counseling (CSP) Requirements

The MS in Counseling (CSP) is open to students from all undergraduate majors who have graduated from a regionally accredited college or university.

If you have any questions about applying to the master’s in college counseling program, call 805-493-3325 or email to get in touch with a graduate admission counselor.

Application Checklist

  • Online application
  • Advising appointment with a graduate admission counselor (strongly recommended)
  • Recommendation forms (2)
    • Cal Lutheran will send the required form to your two professional or academic recommenders. You can continue with your application without waiting for your recommenders to complete the form.
  • Official transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Personal statement
  • Application fee ($30)

Language Proficiency

International students are eligible to apply to the MS in Counseling (CSP) program. In addition to the requirements listed above, international students must submit:

  • Course by course evaluated transcripts by a NACES member company, official transcript, certified true copy in English
  • Financial Responsibility Statement or Official Bank Statement
  • Copy of Passport Information page
  • Minimum acceptable test scores are as follows (submit one):
    • TOEFL (88)
    • IELTS (6.5)
    • Duolingo (120)
    • Pearson’s (PTE Academic) (58)
    • Completion of ELS 112

Transcript Information

Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified e-transcript or mail. E-transcripts are recommended where possible.

  • By email: If a selection list is available, please choose “California Lutheran University” or use for direct entry
  • By mail: California Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, #2200, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700

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To learn more about the Graduate Degree Programs offered by the Cal Lutheran Graduate School of Education and download a brochure, please fill out the form. You can also get in touch with an admission counselor directly by calling us at 805-493-3325.

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