Nov 29, 2021
The Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling provides opportunities for counseling program graduates to gain the knowledge and skills for working in community-based mental health centers, hospitals and other treatment centers, and private practice. Upon completion of this program, students will have gained the advanced clinical competencies necessary to work with clients presenting a range of mental and emotional disorders and the skills necessary to promote mental health and wellness. The certificate program provides additional training for graduates of 48-semester hour counseling programs who seek employment in states that require 60 credit master’s degrees.
Students must complete a minimum of 13 credit hours; however, exact coursework requirements will be determined based on the student’s previous master’s level coursework. All students will be required to have completed (within the last 15 years) a CACREP-accredited 48 semester hour master’s program in school, college, or community counseling.
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Minimum Graduate School Requirements
A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.
Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:
- A master’s degree from a CACREP-accredited program in a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The master’s degree must have been obtained within the past 15 years.
- Evidence of academic potential for continued graduate-level study as evidenced by a graduate grade point average of 3.3 on the previously completed master’s degree.
- Personal Statement A one-page narrative statement focusing on the applicant’s motivation and rationale for seeking a certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and their background and goals related to professional studies.
- Résumé A focused summary of relevant educational, career, and/or life experiences.
- Three Recommendations Request recommendation forms from three professional supervisors and/or supervising professors that address the applicant’s professional work quality. Applicants may request recommendation letters in addition to completing the recommendation form. Applicants are encouraged to ask recommenders to submit a recommendation letter if this could enhance their application materials. Recommendation forms and letters must come directly from your reference.
Completed applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Degree Requirements: 22 hours
Required Core: 13 hours
Course requirements may be waived based on a student’s prior graduate work and/or professional experience; please see an advisor for additional information.
Required Cognates: 9 hours
Restricted Elective Courses (optional)
To be determined with advisor
For more information about the program, admissions, etc., contact the department head.