Post-Master's Certificate in Counseling

A variety of counseling programs are designed to prepare students to become skilled professional practitioners in an expansive range of counseling specialties, including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling and career and workforce development, among others.

Our esteemed faculty members hold leadership positions in national counseling associations and can help you build networks that will last a lifetime. The post-masters certificate in counseling is designed to allow students who have obtained a 48 credit Masters in counseling to gain additional credits necessary for licensure.

Please visit the program website for more information. 

Admission deadlines: Post-Master's Certificate: Fall, Spring, Summer - Rolling admissions
Recommendations required: Post-Master's Certificate - Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor)
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.
Applicants to the Post-Master’s Certificate must have earned a master's degree within the last seven years in a related program approved by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs).
Statement of purpose: Post-Master's Certificate - In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.
Additional requirements: Post-Master's Certificate - A resumé is required.
International applicants only: Please follow this link - https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202-994-9283 (phone) ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in required courses.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits in required courses.

Required
CNSL 6169Counseling Substance Abusers
CNSL 6171Family Counseling
CNSL 6175Living and Dying: A Counseling Perspective
CNSL 6190Advanced Career Counseling