Multicultural Community Counseling (M.S.)
How to Apply
The GRE is no longer required to apply to this program.
Important Dates for Fall 2024
|1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
|December 1, 2023|
|2. Official transcripts due||December 15, 2023|
|3. Interfolio program application & letters of recommendation||December 15*, 2023|
*The faculty are encouraging applicants to submit the Interfolio Program application by December 1, in addition to the Cal State Apply application, for "priority consideration".
Note: This program starts every other year.
Steps 1-4: Admission to SDSU
Steps 1-4 must be completed through the SDSU Graduate Admissions Office.
- Get general help and tips on how to complete the Cal State Apply application.
Application Guide: Multicultural Community Counseling Cal State Apply Tutorial.
Step 5: Admission to Program
Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).
Please gather the required program-specific documents below and have them ready to upload to the Interfolio 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 resume. There is no minimum or maximum length; however, the statement should capture who you are in a concise manner.
Prepare a current resume or curriculum vitae listing work experience, education, awards, publications, and presentations.
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 Interfolio 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 Interfolio program application.
Please collect names and email addresses so you are ready to enter this information into the Interfolio program application to request these letters.