Welcome to the Counselor Education Department at San Jose State University! We provide two excellent programs to choose from to meet your personal and professional goals: MA in Education with a concentration in Counselling and Student Personnel and a PPS Credential in Counselor Education. Our faculty work closely with students to build effective assessment and counseling skills, nurture reflective thinking and inter-cultural awareness, and provide the experiences graduates will need to become dynamic leaders committed to lifelong learning.
"Sweeney Hall will be closed for maintenance August 14 -August 18, 2017. All departments within the College of Educaton will be reachable by phone or email during the closure."
Welcome Back to Counselor Education Program, Fall 2017
Fall 2018 Applicants: Will Open October 1, 2017
Reminders: Deadlines: TBA, Cal State Apply is the new application website
TBA, All Documents Due
- Please note that transcripts are to be sent to: Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations (GAPE), and not to the Counselor Education department.
- Letters of recommendation and auto biographical statement sent to the Dept of Counselor Education, SH 404
- Once your status changes to "Referred to Department", please call us to make sure that we received your documents. 408-924-3634
Due to impaction there is no guarantee of admission.
- Rolling admittance
Candidacy and Graduation Deadlines:
Please check the Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations website for deadlines
May 2018 graduation: Reminder for graduate students that the deadline to apply for May 2017 graduation
is October 1, 2017. Students must apply on time so that our office can prepare the list of our graduating
class before the 2017 commencement book goes into publication. Please note that those
eligible to apply for graduation are those that have already advanced to candidacy.
We will honor late applications, however students should be in direct contact with
GAPE evaluator, if they run into any filing issues.
Candidacy Form: Candidacy Form
Candidacy Deadlines: The next Advancement to Candidacy filing deadlines are:
· February 1, 2017 for August 2017 graduation
· April 1, 2017 for a December 2017 graduation
August 3, 2017 Comprehensive Exam:
Sign up for the comprehensive exam.
Candidates in both the MA and PPS Credential programs must pass the Department Comprehensive Exam when completing the required coursework. The three-hour written essay exam covers theories, knowledge and skills covered in completed coursework. The Comprehensive Exam is evaluated by the student's academic advisor, and each of its eight sections must earn a score of 75% or above. The exam may be repeated one time upon consultation with the advisor. Note: Candidates in the PPS credential program with Masters degrees from other institutions or departments are required to take the Comprehensive Exam. Those with Masters degrees from the SJSU Department of Counselor Education do not need to retake the exam. Exam may be repeated one time upon consultation with the thesis or project advisor.
The next exam will be on:
Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 9am in SH 404