The Graduate Certificate in Career Counseling is housed within the Counselor Education Program in the College of Education and Human Performance. The certificate program is designed to provide advanced training to students in the Counselor Education program and for practicing counselors, therapists, and others who want to provide career counseling or consultation services.
The certificate requires the completion of three graduate courses addressing foundations, theories, assessment, techniques, and applications of career counseling and development. SDS 6937 Career Development and SDS 6622 - Career and College Readiness in Schools PK-12 are both prerequisites for the final clinical course, SDS 6308 - Applied Practice in Career Services. The fourth course is a graduate-level specialization elective in a specific academic discipline that can be taken at any point within the career certificate program.
The Graduate Certificate in Career Counseling requires 12 credit hours.
Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis.
Career Counseling Graduate Certificate
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.