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Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Apply to the M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program

Application Period

The deadlines below apply to both the Cal State Apply and Kremen School Application.

application period
Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Closed October 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021

Two Applications Required

  1. Kremen School Application: See below for the program application.
  2. Fresno State Application: Apply at

Submit Your Kremen School Application

Email: Application and supporting documents may be emailed to For letters of recommendation, your recommender may mail the letter and rubric to the address below, or email the letter and rubric to same email mentioned above. A copy of the rubric may be downloaded here. Please have your recommender put your name in the subject line.

Mail: You may include your sealed letters of recommendation in your application packet.  Applications may be mailed to:

Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Center for Advising and Student Services
Attn:  Renee Petch
5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S 301
Fresno, CA 93740

Kremen School Application Process

Fill in the information and submit with required documentation. 


  • Provide copy of Cal State Apply confirmation page as proof of application, or
  • Provide copy of unofficial Fresno State transcripts showing current enrollment.

Provide a copy of all unofficial transcripts (or copy of official transcripts). 

Graduate program applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted and a minimum of 3.0 on any post baccalaureate work at Fresno State.

This is a 1 -2 page, typed statement of your purpose for applying to the program.  Focus on your present situation and your short and long-term professional goals.  The form is included in the program application packet. 

Include letters of reference and rubrics from instructors, supervisors, or other individuals who are in a position to evaluate you in terms of your potential for graduate student in the program.  The rubric form is included in the program application packet. 

Interviews are conducted as a way of obtaining additional information about potential students to help with program admission decisions.

You must meet this requirement by one of the following:

  • Obtaining a minimum of a 41+ on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) writing portion, or pass all sections of the entire test (provide copy).
  • Passing all 3 sections of the CSET Multiple Subject test and the Writing Skills test (provide copy).
  • Obtaining a minimum passing score on the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE) as an undergraduate.
  • Earning a grade of "B" or better in any "W" course taken at Fresno State.
  • Substitution request approved by the Graduate Coordinator for course taken at another institution.
 To have courses that you have taken at another institution reviewed for substitution, please complete the Writing Competency Substitution Request form.

It is recommended that these courses be completed or in progress prior to applying to the program.  Please highlight the courses on your unofficial transcripts.  These courses cannot be older than 10 years:

  • COUN 174 OR PSYCH 174 - Introduction to Counseling
  • COUN 176 - Counseling and Mental Health OR PSYCH 166 or 66 - Abnormal Psychology
  • ERE 153 - Educational Statistics OR the following Fresno State equivalent courses:  PSYCH 143 or 144, SWRK 171 or 176, SOC 125, DS 123 or HS 202.

To have courses that you have taken at another institution reviewed for substitution, please click on the forms below:

COUN 174 Substitution Request form

COUN 176 Substitution Request form

ERE 153 Substitution Request form

If you are an International Student the TOEFL is a requirement for admission to Fresno State.  Verification of the TOEFL score is provided to the program by the International Admissions Office.


Dr. Yuleinys A. Castillo Contact the Program Coordinator

Dr. Yuleinys A. Castillo

Student Services

Room: ED100
Phone: 559.278.0300

Graduate Admissions Analyst: Renee Petch

Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Resources

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