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Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) (M.S.) Program Application

On this page: Find program application information for the Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) (M.S.), as well as required supplemental documents. 

Important Dates for Fall 2020

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2019)
December 15, 2019
2.Transcripts & GRE scores due January 12, 2020
3. Program application & letters of recommendation
January 12, 2020*

*Note: This program starts every other year.  The next admission cycle will be for Fall 2020.

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) (M.S.) Program:

  • You must first apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  • Next, request official transcripts.
  • Then, apply to the Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) (M.S.) Program.

1. Cal State Apply

Before you begin the Program Application (below), you must have completed the Cal State Apply application.  (If you have already completed the Cal State Apply application, skip directly to the next step:  "Apply to the Program.")

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application)

2. Request official transcripts

Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Test Scores and Transcripts page.

3. Apply to the Program

Submit the program application and required documents as directed below:

Required documents

Please gather the items below and have them ready to upload:

Write a personal statement based on the following prompt:

Please supply the Community-Based Block Admissions Committee with a written picture of yourself. Remember that the criteria for the selection of CBB students include not only the university's criteria for acceptance into graduate study (i.e., GPA and GRE), but additional criteria as well. Each year, a richly diverse group of candidates apply to the program. The CBB Admissions Committee reviews these applications and then selects students who can learn together and contribute to each other's learning.

  • What is there in your life experience and background that will make it possible for you to be an effective multicultural counselor (a person who can be therapeutic to others) and social justice change agent and to make some unique contribution to the CBB community?

Hint: do not make this statement a narrative of your resumé. There is no minimum or maximum length; however, the statement should capture who you are in a concise manner.

Complete your experience profile using the Experience Profile Template (Word Document).

Download unofficial transcripts (or scan a paper transcript) for every institution, one file per institution, and be prepared to upload to the online program application. This is in addition to, not a substitution for, having official transcripts sent to SDSU Graduate Admissions office.

Contact 3 individuals who you have interacted with both personally and professionally who would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Please request these letters early. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program Application.

Program application

Access the Online Program Application--link will be available October 1, 2019

Go to Program Application

  • Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).