Master of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling
Apply to the M.S. in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Program
The deadlines below apply to both the Cal State Apply and Kremen School Application.
|Spring 2022||Fall 2022|
|August 1, 2021 - October 1, 2021||October 1, 2022 - March 1, 2022|
Cal State Apply
Apply at www.calstate.edu/apply
- Select the term, and click "apply"
- Sign in, or if a new applicant, create an account
- From the dashboard, select "Add Program"
- In the search box, type "Fresno"
- Scroll down and select "Marriage, Family & Child Counseling" by clicking on the "+"
- Select "My application" from the dashboard
- Compete all four quadrants "Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials"
Cal State Apply Graduate Application Guide
The following describes in detail the requirements for the Kremen School in the "Program Materials" section of the Cal State Apply application. This section must be completed to be eligible for consideration for program admission.
MFCC Cohort Statement
The Marriage, Family, Child Counseling (MFCC) program and the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation are committed to student success through quality education and the development of counselor identity aligning with both CACREP accreditation and the State of California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences. The MFCC program has recently made changes to comply with CACREP standards. The following changes to the MFCC program effective Spring 2021:
- Each semester, 18 students will be admitted into a cohort
- Due to the implementation of a cohort model, admitted students are expected to maintain full time status and take designated courses aligning with their specific cohort.
- Scheduling of the courses will take place during both day and evening times. Most courses are held from 1:00-3:50pm, 4:00-6:50 pm, 7:00-9:50 pm (Course times may change and alter.)
Kremen School Application Detail
This is a 2 page (single-space, 12 size font, 1-inch margins) typed statement of your purpose for applying to the program. Focus on your present situation and your short and long-term professional goals. Make sure you address the following areas:
- Immediate educational goals that align with the curriculum of the counseling program
- Evidence of motivation to pursue and succeed in the counseling program
- Long-term career goals in relation to the counseling profession
- Evidence of experience with competencies related to the program (e.g., reflection, critical thinking, professional ethics, valuing diversity, collaboration, life-long learning)
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 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 144 or 143, 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:
Contact the Program Coordinator
Dr. Mandy Greaves
Graduate Admissions Analyst: Renee Petch
Frequently Asked Questions
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