Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


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The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Mental Health Counseling is intended for individuals who have already completed a Masters degree in counseling psychology and need additional graduate course work in order to have the sixty credits required for state licensure (LPC) and national certification. Additionally, the program is available for mental health professionals in the community seeking to enhance their professional development. The courses within the certificate program are intended to be advanced courses within the profession that will allow students to improve their practical knowledge and skills.

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Program Curriculum:

Students typically complete 12 semester hours of graduate credits in classes taught by the Department of Psychology in order to bring their total credits to the state requirement of 60. The 12 semester hours may be completed by taking any combination of courses within the program. However, individual courses may have prerequisites associated with them. For a full list of prerequisites, please consult the graduate school catalog. Given that some degrees total more or less than 48 credits, we occasionally accept individuals who request more (or less) than 12 semester hours and/or specific courses that are normally part of our own Master's degree program.


Any exceptions should be discussed with the program coordinator.
• Total semester hours required graduate work for program completion: 12 s. h.
• Thesis requirement: None


Program Code: CAG- MNTHLTH / Major Code: G211
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Admissions Requirements:

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the CAGS in Mental Health Counseling program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE AdmissionsProcessing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.


• CGCE Graduate Application Form (pdf)
• $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
• Master's degree (or its equivalent) in Counseling, Psychology, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
• Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
• Current professional resume
• Two letters of recommendation
• Typewritten statement of professional objectives
• A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0