Certficate of Advanced Graduate Study in Professional Counseling
Community/Mental Health Counseling
Program Level - Post baccalaureate certificate
Program Length - 1 years
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The Department of Counseling and Human Services offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Professional Counseling. This is a post-Master’s Degree program. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Professional Counseling (CAGSPC) is a program designed to meet the educational requirements for a licensed professional counselor. Requirements for licensure were legislated in Pennsylvania Act 136, The Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act. This certificate allows students to obtain a minimum of 12 additional graduate credits in professional counseling that can fulfill educational requirements for counselor licensure.
All applicants for the certificate program must apply for formal admission to the CGCE of The University of Scranton. Applicants must possess:
1.A master’s degree in counseling from a counseling program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); or
2.A master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from a program accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE); or
3.A master’s degree in counseling or a closely related field. An applicant whose master’s degree is not from a CAPCREP or CORE accredited program and whose course work does not meet the criteria in Item 3 (above) may be admitted provisionally. Such students will be required to complete successfully requirements in Item 3 (above) for which they do not have appropriate transcripted graduate course work prior to matriculation in the CAGSPC program.