Career Counseling Graduate Certificate

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College : Education and Human Performance Degree :CRT
Department : Child, Family and Community Sciences Option : N/A
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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 Graduate Certificate in Career Counseling requires 12 credit hours.
Total Credit Hours Required:
12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—9 Credit Hours

  • SDS 6347 Career Development (3 credit hours)
  • SDS 6622 Career and College Readiness in Schools PK-12 (3 credit hours)
  • SDS 6308 Applied Practice in Career Services (3 credit hours)

Elective Course—3 Credit Hours

Students may choose to specialize in a specific academic discipline or tailor their own areas of concentration.

  • EDH 6635 Organization and Administration of Higher Education (3 credit hours)
  • MHS 6020 Mental Health Care Systems (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6305 Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
  • SDS 6620 Coordination of Comprehensive Professional School Counseling Programs (3 credit hours)
  • SOW 5305 Social Work Practice I: Generalist Practice (3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

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.

Application Deadlines

Career Counseling Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants


Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
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*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.