Online Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling

Online Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling

Program Objective: To prepare you to become a highly skilled helping professional.

Program Description: Gain the expertise you need to provide valuable insight and advice to those who seek it. This program is especially helpful for those interested in applying this knowledge in an educational setting.

Program Outcomes: Upon graduation, you will receive a Graduate Certificate and earn graduate-level credits toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Students who wish to enroll in this graduate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree. 

Currently not enrolling students from California, Colorado, New York, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, Idaho, and Pennsylvania.  

* Post University does not guarantee its Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree meets the requirements for professional licensure in any state or territory. Each state has different requirements for licensure as a counselor or other mental health provider.  Post University will assist students in researching the requirements and provide information from the appropriate licensing agency or board in their state or territory prior to beginning their programs. The faculty and staff of Post University working with students in the Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services program are available to support and advise students on program requirements, but it is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

The Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure requires completion of 60 graduate credits in order to qualify for licensure and has final determination of the acceptability of specific courses.  Students completing the 39 credit Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree and the 24 credit Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling will be considered to have completed the requisite number of credits required to apply for licensure. 

Students who are interested in becoming licensed counselors in the State of Connecticut:

  • Should be aware that they will need to complete additional coursework beyond Post University’s 39-credit Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree in order to be eligible for state licensure as a counselor in the state of Connecticut.
  • Should be aware that the requirements for licensure change.  As with any state, Post University recommends that students from the state of Connecticut contact the licensing board in order to accurately determine what requirements are currently needed for state licensure.

Since licensure varies in each state, learn more about licensing requirements in your state.