Program DescriptionProfessional School Counseling emerged a century ago as communities of multi-generational families were transformed through war, urbanization, industrialization, immigration, compulsory education, increasing career choices, and other societal changes that brought about the need for mental health services. Providing counseling services through the schools was a logical extension of the family in the process known as "in loco parentis" in which while they were away from home in the school's care. The School Counseling Certificate is designed specifically for M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy students who wish to add the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling to their program. All degree requirements and certificate requirements must be met and the degree awarded prior to recommendation for the PPS credential.
Program Length2 Year Degree
Possible CareersIn addition to working with students on campus, professional school counselors serve as consultants for school administrators, faculty, staff, parents, community leaders, and other professionals who work with and for students. The role of professional school counselors varies with the district and grade levels ranging from preschool through college and university.
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Autumn of 2019||Jun 1, 2018||—||Mar 30, 2019|
Admissions RequirementsLoma Linda University students in the M.S. Counseling or M.S. degree in Marital and Family Therapy Program may complete the School Counseling Certificate program concurrently with their degree program. The application process for the certificate is separate, and acceptance is not automatic.
PrerequisitesPlease reference the Admissions Requirements.
Expected Cost of Attendance
Academic Year 2019-2020
|Year of Program:||Year 1|
|Books & Supplies||$2,300|
|Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)||—|
Expected costs for the 2019-2020 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
Estimated Living Expenses
Academic Year 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate
|Year of Program:||Year 1|
|Room & Board||$11,655|
- Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
- International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
- In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.