Certificate of Graduate Studies in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling

School of Psychology & Counseling

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling, offered online and on campus in Virginia Beach, is a professional certificate that will serve as an endorsement to licensure and for counselor continuing education for additional state credentialing requirements. It is not for initial licensure. Candidates must hold a master’s or doctorate in any mental health field and eligibility to pursue licensure in the state where you work. This family and marriage counseling certificate may help advance your career as a mental health professional. 

  • Explore successful passage through the developmental stages of marriage and family over the life span.
  • Gain invaluable knowledge in areas including couples therapy, treating sexual dysfunction and therapies for various addictions.
  • Prepare to play a crucial role as a high-demand professional, working to heal and strengthen marriage, couple and family relationships. 

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CGS allows students who have earned or who are in the process of earning a 60 credit master’s level degree in counseling to complete additional coursework to pursue career opportunities, state licensure or specialty certification. Courses taken at Regent University while completing an M.A. in Counseling can be counted toward the CGS, but students are not eligible for federal financial aid for course work beyond the 60 credit hours required for the degree.

A student who is not currently enrolled in the School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) who wishes to complete the CGS must apply as a nondegree student. All courses must be taken at Regent. Courses cannot be transferred in to the CGS programs. All requirements for the CGS must be completed within five years. Students who earn an M.A. in Counseling through the SPC cannot earn a CGS in the same subject as their major.

Application Process:

  1. Complete Your Online Application
    Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

  2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
    Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

  3. Provide Your Unofficial College Transcripts
    We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Regent has partnered with DocuSign to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.

    If you have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Certificate Application Pieces.

    If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third-party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.

  4. Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
    Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests, and provide thoughtful and thorough responses. This will give us a better opportunity to get to know you and see how your objectives align with our programs. Once completed, the questionnaire will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you to help complete the rest of your application. Access the Admissions Questionnaire.

Note: Current Regent M.A. students applying for admission to a CGS program must have completed at least one semester of the M.A. program before applying.

A maximum of 12 Regent credits may be allowed toward a degree if a nondegree student later applies for regular degree-seeking status. The applicant must submit the additional material required for degree status. The admissions committee will consider the application in the same way it would a new applicant.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Certificate Program

$710 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Certificate Program

$710 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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CGS Requirements

Complete 18 credit hours.

Certificate must be completed within 5 years.

Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling