Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) (M.S.) Program Application
Learn how to apply to the Multicultural Community Counseling (CBB) (M.S.).
*The faculty are encouraging applicants to submit the Program application by December 15, in addition to the Cal State Apply application, for "priority consideration".
Note: This program starts every other year.
Steps to Apply
1. Submit the Cal State Apply application
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.")
2. Request official transcripts
Request that your official transcripts be sent to SDSU, following instructions on our Submit Official Transcripts page.
Please gather the required items below and have them ready to upload to the Program application:
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), 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 others 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.
Please collect names and email addresses so you are ready to enter this information into the Program application to request these letters.
Access the Online Program Application
- Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).