Department of Counseling & School Psychology
The primary mission of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) is preparing culturally competent and compassionate professionals at the graduate level to provide leadership in school counseling, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, and community counseling. In addition, the Department engages undergraduates in the social sciences in theoretical and professional knowledge and skills in counseling, social change and social justice with the option of an undergraduate minor. CSP is an interdisciplinary department committed to work towards equity, economic, and social justice within the College and University, our professions, and throughout the broader society.
Black Lives Matter Statement
The CSP department unequivocally supports the Black Lives Matter Movement and stands firmly against police brutality and abhors the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and too many others. As an interdisciplinary department who values equity, social justice, and developing positive social change agents, we are committed to disrupting and actively dismantling white supremacist practices and ideologies that oppress students, faculty, and community members. We envision programs that prepare students to engage in processes that will transform our current society, create systemic and structural change, engage in anti-racist practices, and provide culturally affirming ways of living, learning, and healing. We stand in solidarity with Black students, faculty, clients, and community members who have suffered silently for far too long. We are committed to conducting research, training students, and providing clinical and educational interventions that align with the Black Lives Matter Movement, that promote freedom, liberation, and justice for all.
Fall 2020 Admissions
SDSU has begun accepting applications for fall 2020. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.