Post-Master's Certificate in Counseling

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.


Core Courses

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

Changes to the program plan of study are possible based on individual student needs and career goals and should be arranged with the faculty advisor upon admission to the program.

Associate Professor
(703) 549-6935


    Program Entry: Spring, Summer, Fall
    Prerequisites: Masters Degree
    Campus: Alexandria

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee

For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible for the next available start term. Please contact the admissions team with any questions.

Student Resources
Transformation Begins Here

Learn more about the Post-Master's Certificate in Counseling program located on campus (202-994-9283).

In the News

Dr. Rebecca Dedmond was invited to give the keynote "International Trends in Career Development " to the 2019 People Achievement Consulting (PAC) conference in Shanghai, China in December. She also conducted a half-day session on communication skills for attendees from Asian countries.

GSEHD alumna Jennie Orloff (masters, Education; certificate, Counseling) has been named the new Academy Program Director of the Alexandria Soccer Association.

For more information, please request information or contact our admission office at or 202-994-9283.