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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career and College Counseling Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

Admission to program

  1. Students currently admitted to a graduate program at the U of M or other university in the social or behavioral sciences, or students already holding a graduate degree in the social or behavioral sciences, may apply for admission to the Graduate Certification Program in Career and College Counseling.
  2. Non-degree seeking students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher who meet the University of Memphis’s graduate school requirements. Students must apply to both the certification program and graduate school as a non-degree seeking student.

Application Process

  1. In state student must submit copy of their Tennessee Bureau of Investigations background check.
  2. Out of state students must submit proof of a commensurate state endorsed background check.
  3. If you are eligible to apply for the certification program
    • Complete the certification application
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from a current or previous employers, and or previous university instructor
    • Student GRE scores
    • A sealed copy of official student transcripts
    • Copy of background check
    • A letter describing the reasons why the student is applying for the certification programs that discusses how the program supports students prior interests and experience and future career goals.
  4. For students with no graduate program experience, a minimum undergraduate grade point of average of 2. 7 5 is recommended for admission at the undergraduate level.

Program Requirements

The online program is designed to be completed in one year across four semesters: Summer I & II, Fall and Spring. The classes are designed to build student’s knowledge base incrementally and it is recommended that courses are taken in the following sequence

General Education including transfer of 19 hour pre-major paths

Major Field Core:


Students concurrently enrolled in the Masters program or working toward school counseling licensure can substitute this capstone course for a Secondary Practicum or Internship class. Students electing this option can expect to spend time in a high school and college setting working alongside the college counselors, academic advisors, and career counselors.

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