Potential H.I.M.S. Graduate Certificate program applicants will be required to fulfill the following admission requirements, which reflect those criteria required for the counseling master’s degree program. These include:
Applicants must be program admitted in a valid graduate program in the helping services, or have completed such a program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
International students must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 550 and 5 on the essay.
Applicants must submit recommendations from two professional supervisors and/or supervising professors that address the quality of the applicant’s professional work. Applicants may receive the appropriate recommendation forms from the department office. Recommendation forms are due with the Application for Graduate Admission form.
Applicants must submit a résumé that details professional and educational experiences.
On the graduate application, students must complete a letter of intent relevant to the certificate program. This letter should address applicants’ experiences and knowledge in working with culturally diverse populations, their rationale for seeking additional training and their goals after completing such training.