The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling (CAGS) is an advanced 30-credit, post-master’s program. Students develop an individualized program of study, guided by faculty advisers. Applicants must have a master’s degree in counseling or a related field from an accredited institution. The CAGS requires a 600-hour internship and is designed for students who need more than 15 credits to gain licensure and for those from nontraditional disciplines such as bereavement, massage therapy, or other fields in which counseling skills are valuable for career advancement.
Applicants are required to have completed a master’s degree in counseling or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education and submit official transcripts from all accredited post-secondary institutions attended, a statement of personal and career goals, a detailed résumé or curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. (Note: letters are not required for students currently enrolled in the School of Education’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling master’s programs.) Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview with the admission committee.
Students develop individualized programs with specialized concentrations with their faculty adviser’s approval.
|ED.861.713||Advanced Treatment Approaches||3|
|Select 27 credits with the approval of the faculty adviser||27|
|Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I (Recommended)|