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Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Note: Prerequisites for the Certificate of Graduate Studies include a master's or doctorate in any mental health field and eligibility to pursue licensure in your field in the state where you work.

The Post-Master's Certificate Programs are designed to add necessary coursework and clinical experiences for additional state credentialing requirements. Persons wishing to pursue a Certificate of Graduate Studies must hold a master's or doctorate in any mental health field and be eligible to pursue licensure in your field in the state where you work. Current Regent MA in Counseling students must complete at least one semester of the program before they are eligible to apply for admission to a certificate program. Graduates from Regent University's 60 credit-hour Master of Arts in Counseling degree may be eligible for a reduced number of credits toward completion of a certificate, depending on the original completed major (i.e. clinical major graduate adding certificate in school). Click here for a sample of reduced hours.

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in School Counseling (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Trauma (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Addiction (On Campus or Online) **COMING SOON**

Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Courses required to earn a Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (18 hours)
COUN 532 Assessment Techniques in Counseling (3)
COUN 535 Addiction Therapies for Individuals & Families (3)
COUN 538 Psychopathology and Diagnosis (3)
COUN 562 Crisis, Trauma & Clinical Mental Health (3)
COUN 570 Multicultural Counseling (3)
COUN 595 A Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)

Certificate in School Counseling

Courses required to earn a Certificate in School Counseling (18 hours)
COUN 514 Counseling Children & Adolescents (3)
COUN 516 Principles of School Counseling (3)
COUN 519 Program Development & Evaluation for School Counselors (3)
COUN 545 Concepts of Family Systems (3)
COUN 570 Multicultural Counseling (3)
COUN 594 A Internship in School Counseling (3)

Certificate in Trauma Counseling

Courses required to earn a Certificate in Trauma Counseling (18 hours)
COUN 557 Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking (3)
COUN 558 Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid (3)
COUN 559 Treating PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, & Complex Trauma (3)
COUN 561 Ethics, Professional Orientation & Legal Issues in Counseling (3)
COUN 562 Crisis, Trauma & Clinical Mental Health (3)
COUN 595 A Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3) (with a focus on trauma) or COUN 580 Practicum in Trauma Studies (3)

Certificate in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Courses required to earn a Certificate in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling (18 hours)
COUN 535 Addiction Therapies for Individuals & Families (3)
COUN 545 Concepts of Family Systems (3)
COUN 546 Marital and Couple Therapy (3)
COUN 547 Models of Family Therapy (3)
COUN 548 Theories of Human Sexuality (3)
COUN 593 A Internship in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (3)

Courses taken at Regent University in the course of completing an M.A. in Counseling degree can be counted toward the Certificate of Graduate Studies. It is possible to earn an M.A. in Counseling degree (60 credits), and a Certificate of Graduate Studies at the same time in as few as 66 credits, depending on the major and how a student manages elective course work. Students who earn an M.A. in Counseling through the School of Psychology & Counseling cannot earn a CGS in the same subject as their major. For example, a student in the MA in Counseling program with a major in School Counseling cannot also earn a CGS in School Counseling.

Students are not eligible for federal financial aid for course work beyond the 60 credit hours required for the M.A. in Counseling degree. In most cases, this would mean that at least 6 credits of CGS coursework are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students should budget financial resources to fund the additional coursework required for the CGS.

A student who is not currently enrolled in the SPC who wishes to complete the Certificate of Graduate Studies must apply as a non-degree student through our admissions office. All courses must be taken at Regent University. Courses cannot be transferred in to the CGS programs. All requirements for the Certificate must be completed within a five-year period of time.

Sample of Certificate Completion for Regent MA in Counseling students or graduates:

Degree Major Clinical Mental Health + School Certificate (66 hours)

Major Courses Certificate Courses Needed
COUN 545 Family Systems COUN 519 Program Development & Evaluation for School Counselors
COUN 570 Multicultural Counseling COUN 594 School Counseling Internship
Elective: COUN 514 Counseling Children & Adolescent  
Elective: COUN 516 School Counseling  

Degree Major Clinical Mental Health + Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling Certificate (66 hours)

Major Courses Certificate Courses Needed
COUN 545 Family Systems COUN 548 Human Sexuality
COUN 535 Addictions COUN 593 Marriage, Couple and Family Internship
Elective: COUN 546 Marital and Couple Therapy  
Elective: COUN 547 Models of Family Therapy  

Degree Major School Counseling + Trauma Certificate (72 hours)

Major Courses Certificate Courses Needed
COUN 561Ethics, Professional Orientation & Legal Issues in Counseling COUN 557 Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking
Elective: Clinical Mental Health Counseling COUN 558 Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
  COUN 559 Treating PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, & Complex Trauma
  COUN 580 Trauma Counseling Internship
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