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Child Development (M.S.) with a Concentration in Early Childhood Mental Health and LPCC Program Application

Find program application information for the Child Development (M.S.) with a Concentration in Early Childhood Mental Health and LPCC, as well as required supplemental documents.

Important Dates for Fall 2019

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1, 2018)
December 15, 2018
2. Program application January 12, 2019
3. Transcripts & GRE scores due January 12, 2019

Steps to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply to the Child Development (M.S.) in ECMH (LPCC) Program:

  1. Apply to the California State University via Cal State Apply.
  2. Request official transcripts.
  3. Apply to the SDSU College of Education program which offers the degree you seek.

1. Cal State Apply

For assistance, see Tips on Completing the Cal State Apply University Application

Go to Cal State Apply (CSU application)

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2. Request official transcripts

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

3. Program application

Gather required items

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


Please follow the instructions in this Resumé Guidelines document (PDF).

 Please download and complete this Language Background form (PDF) with your application.

Please provide one example of your academic writing. Research or literature review papers are preferred. This requirement applies to all applicants.

Contact 3 individuals who you have interacted with professionally and who would be able to write a letter of recommendation for you. Recommenders will submit their letters directly into the Online Program application.

In a 2-page, double-spaced essay, please explain the following:

  • Background: Describe what in your life has influenced your decision to pursue an LPCC program in early childhood and mental health.
  • Career Perception and Goals: What type of role and/or settings do you see yourself working in professionally after you become an LPCC? Please be as specific as possible regarding the settings and function of your desired future role.
  • Strengths and Areas to Improve: Describe yourself candidly in terms of your strengths and areas to improve regarding emotional, social, and intellectual activities.


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