Educational Psychology & Counseling

Prerequisite Course Information

Required prerequisite courses by program

Course #

Course Name





EPC 314 

Psychological Foundations, K-12 
(3 units)




EPC 430

Development and Learning in Early Childhood Education
(3 units)



EPC 451

Fundamentals of Counseling and Guidance
(3 units)


EPC 600

Educational Statistics for Research and Measurement
(3 units)



PSY 310

Abnormal Psychology
(3 units)



COUN = M.S. in Counseling and includes specializations in College Counseling/Student Services & School Counseling
ECE= M.A. in Early Childhood Educational Psychology
MFT = M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy
SP = M.S. in School Psychology

To be eligible for use as prerequisite course, classes must have been completed no more than 7 prior to the time of admission with a grade of 'B-' or higher. All courses must be successfully completed before entry.        

Course Substitution Information

  • Acceptable equivalent courses from other University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community College Campuses can be found on our Pre-approved Course Substitution list.

If there are any prerequisites for the program that you have not fulfilled with CSUN courses, and you wish to petition to have course equivalencies approved, you must submit:

For application process & prerequisite courses/equivalencies questions, please contact the Graduate Advisor, Esther Choi.