May 19, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Counseling, Certificate Programs


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Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Graduate Certificate (10 hours)


The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is open to students enrolled in the School Counseling program who wish to complete the requirements in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, as well.  This certificate (combined with the completed degree in School Counseling) will provide students with the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina.  The CMHC Certificate program includes three courses, one of which can take the place of the required elective in the School Counseling degree program.  Note that students must apply for the Graduate Certificate Program in order to be eligible for financial aid to cover the additional course requirements. 

School Counseling, Graduate Certificate (12 hours)


The Graduate Certificate in School Counseling is open to students enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program who wish to complete the requirements in School Counseling, as well.  This certificate (combined with the completed degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) will provide students with the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a School Counselor in NC.  The School Counseling Graduate Certificate program includes four courses, two of which can take the place of the required electives in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program. Note that students must apply for the Graduate Certificate Program in order to be eligible for financial aid to cover the additional course requirements. 

Trauma Counseling, Graduate Certificate (12 hours)


The Trauma Certificate is open to any student enrolled in the Counseling program across all three campuses. The Trauma Certificate consists of four courses, two of which can take the place of the required electives in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program, or the one required elective in the School Counseling degree program. Note that students must apply for the Graduate Certificate Program in order to be eligible for financial aid to cover the additional course requirements. 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Post-Master’s Certificate (9-12 hours)


The Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is open to applicants who have previously earned a graduate degree in Counseling, in a different specialty area (e.g. School Counseling).  This certificate will provide students with the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC (and most other states).  The number of courses will be determined based on a transcript review and letter of requirements from the licensure board. 

Please note that courses taken in the post-master’s certificate program are not eligible for financial aid, because they are not part of a degree-seeking program. 

School Counseling, Post-Master’s Certificate (12 hours)


The Post-Master’s Certificate in School  Counseling is open to students who have previously earned a graduate degree in Counseling in a different specialty area (e.g., Clinical Mental Health Counseling).  This certificate will provide students with the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a School Counselor in NC (and most other states). 

Please note that courses taken in the post-master’s certificate program are not eligible for financial aid, because they are not part of a degree-seeking program. 

Trauma Counseling, Post-Master’s Certificate (12 hours)


The Post-Master’s Certificate in Trauma  Counseling is open to applicants who have previously earned a graduate degree in Counseling.  This certificate will provide students with advanced training in working with survivors of trauma.

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