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The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Counseling is open to individuals who have completed the master’s degree in counseling or a related area. Those seeking initial licensure as a school counselor or a license in mental health counseling may elect to earn a second master’s degree or earn a CAGS.
The CAGS program in counseling is also designed for individuals who are practicing professionals in an appropriate education, human development, or mental health position and who wish to upgrade their knowledge, skills, or license status. An individualized program of study developed on a contract basis between student and advisor can be completed in two semesters. Eight courses (30 credits), including a supervised clinical experience, are required as well as completion of a comprehensive treatise.