Program Details

Classes that fit your busy schedule.

We always have our students’ best interests in mind. That’s why we have created a class schedule that complements your busy life as a working professional.

All classes are held at the Saint Mary’s College of California campus in Moraga, in the evenings and on Saturdays. Students can take classes part-time or full-time—whatever works best for you.

What’s more, all incoming students are assigned an academic advisor to help guide you through the challenging, rewarding program.



Required core courses (for all M.A. in Counseling specializations, except School Psychology):

  • COUN 500: Introduction to Counseling Research, 1 unit
  • COUN 222: Personal and Professional Development of Counselors, 3 units
  • COUN 230: Theories of Counseling, 3 units
  • COUN 232: Career Counseling, 3 units
  • COUN 233: Law, Ethics, and Values, 3 units
  • COUN 234: Human Sexuality, 1 unit
  • COUN 237: Alcohol & Substance Abuse, 2 units
  • COUN 240: Psychological Testing and Assessment, 3 units
  • COUN 248: Human Development and Family Relationships, 3 units
  • COUN 520: Counseling Skills I, 3 units
  • COUN 521: Counseling Skills II, 3 units
  • COUN 522: Issues in Intercultural Counseling and Social Justice, 3 units
  • COUN 523: Group Theory and Practice, 3 units
  • EDUC 572: Research Seminar I, 3 units
  • COUN 550: Counseling Master’s Project, Thesis, or Exam 3 units

Total core units: 40