Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Latino Counseling


500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Counseling (51 units) or MA in Counseling Psychology (93 units)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Students seeking our MA in Counseling (51 units) or MA in Counseling Psychology (93 units) may emphasize their studies in Latino Counseling. This emphasis offers a concentration and focus on counseling the large component of the population that defines itself as Latino. The program focuses on applications of psychology with reference to issues of culture, ethnicity, acculturation, and assimilation. Implications of counseling within a Latino family system and issues of language are explored. Coursework concentrates on the development of knowledge and practical skills in the following areas: reaching clients from this normally underserved population, developing rapport with clients from these cultures, intervening in culturally sensitive and appropriate ways, and counseling at various times throughout the life cycle. Some of the classes will stress the importance of language and may be instructed partially or substantially in Spanish.


California Board of Behavioral Sciences

International Student Requirements:

- A minimum of 3.0 undergraduate GPA - Online application - Two letters of recommendation - Resume or CV - Two copies of official transcripts from bachelor's degree granting institution and any other institutions attended - Previous experience in a human services setting (paid, non paid, volunteer, internship, observation) - TOEFL exam score of 9 or an IELTS score of 6.5 - International education evaluation by a NACES approved agency - Copy of passport - Proof of funds (if accepted, only)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 51 or 93

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $538 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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