Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies Admission Requirements
- a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- a master's or doctoral degree, from a regionally accredited college or university, in counseling or psychology, needing no more than 18 credits of additional graduate coursework to qualify for licensure
a master's or doctoral degree, from a regionally accredited college or university, in an area closely related to counseling and written confirmation, through a credentials evaluation by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, of needing no more than 18 credits of additional graduate coursework to qualify for licensure
- successful completion of all undergraduate prerequisites for remaining graduate course requirements.
Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university but do not meet one or more of the above qualifications may apply to the M.S. in Applied Psychology program as either degree-seeking or nondegree-seeking students; applicants will be advised as to which may be the most appropriate path. Students so admitted may later seek entrance to this certificate program when the above admission requirements have been met.
A faculty adviser may provide advice concerning degrees and coursework that will be acceptable to the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists; however, final authority to accept or reject a particular degree or any individual course as applicable to licensure rests with the board.
- Online application. Complete and submit the online application and pay the $35 application fee. (To pay in-state tuition, you must submit the Maryland In-State Residency form). You can submit your Statement of Personal Interest electronically as part of the online application.
- Official transcript(s). Request that an official transcript of all prior college or university work (including graduate courses, if applicable) be sent directly from each institution attended; electronic transcripts are encouraged.
- Interview. Once your application has been received and your eligibility for the program has been determined, the program director will contact you to schedule an interview.
Send all materials to the University of Baltimore Office of Graduate Admission, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
- fall semester admission: July 1
- spring semester admission: Dec. 1
- summer session admission: rolling
Applications received after the deadline dates will be considered depending on availability of space, strength of your credentials and sufficiency of time for processing.
For more information about graduate admission, please contact the Office of Graduate and International Admission and Enrollment at email@example.com or 410.837.6565.