This College of Education certificate is designed for those who already possess a master’s degree in Counseling or Psychology and now wish to pursue certification in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
In addition to the GSU graduate certificate requirements for admission, applicants must:
provide evidence of having completed a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in counseling or psychology;
be LPC or LPC eligible; and
have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The faculty monitors and evaluates student progress continuously. The Counseling Department Faculty and Student Handbook provide a specific description of the standards used to evaluate student progress.
The faculty may permit a student to progress conditionally. In such cases, faculty review of the applicant’s record and performance identifies evidence that the student is likely to be successful in the program. The status of all students permitted to progress conditionally is reviewed by the faculty each term, and students are informed in writing of the conditions necessary for them to be transferred to good standing status. When conditions are met, the student is transferred to good standing status. Students may not be admitted to the culminating project without achieving good standing status.
Students must meet all university requirements for a certificate. See the internship manual or materials for additional information.