School Counseling Masters

Preparing School Counselors to be Social Justice Agents of Change in Urban Schools

The School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program is an innovative program that prepares counselors to address the social, cultural, emotional, and academic needs of children and youth in school settings.


The 49-credit program meets all requirements for California PPS Credential eligibility, allowing students to earn both the MA and the credential in 2 years. Students may also choose to pursue a 60-credit program by taking additional courses for a dual concentration degree in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC). This option will give students the opportunity to obtain a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential and eligibility to pursue licensure in Professional Clinical Counseling in California

School Counseling MA Mission Statement

The School Counseling Program at the School of Education at the University of San Francisco prepares graduate students to work in urban and diverse schools with a goal of improving the human condition through counseling, education, compassion, and collaborative partnerships. Consistent with the Jesuit tradition, our goal is to train school counselors to become social justice agents of change by promoting equitable conditions inside and outside of schools. The curriculum in the School Counseling Program focuses on educating students to think and respond systemically and ecologically by creating and implementing individual, group, and programmatic changes. We pursue our mission through academic excellence, real life experiences, and partnerships with multicultural families, schools, and communities.

Contact Us

For more information please contact the SOE prospective student adviser, Lisa Klope, at (415) 422-5467 or schoolofeducation@usfca.edu.