Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Academic Programs
Graduate program director
Mary A. Hermann, J.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Counselor Education
Henry T. Clark, Ph.D.
Senior associate dean for academic affairs
Apply online at graduate.admissions.vcu.edu.
College Student Development and Counseling, Certificate (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate)
GRE or MAT
In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, the following requirements represent the minimum acceptable standards for admission:
The VCU Graduate Bulletin website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council.
It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the VCU Graduate Bulletin as well as the Graduate School website and academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites. However, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on the VCU Graduate Bulletin and Graduate School websites, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines.
General academic regulations for
all graduate students in all graduate programs at VCU
Students who possess a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP-accredited program may elect to pursue the Post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in College Student Development and Counseling. This 18-hour program will prepare counselors and other student affairs professionals for work in post-secondary educational settings.
In addition to general VCU Graduate School graduation requirements, students are required to complete course work in core and elective courses.
|CLED 620 Student Development Services in Higher Education||3|
|CLED 672 Internship (600 clock hours of actual work in an appropriate setting)||6|
|EDUS 604 Adult Development||3|
|EDUS/CLED 631 American College and University||3|
|EDUS/CLED 633 Academic Leadership in Higher Education||3|
|Total graduate credit hours required (minimum)||18|
A graduate student admitted to a program or concentration requiring a final research project, work of art, thesis or dissertation, must qualify for continuing master’s or doctoral status according to the degree candidacy requirements of the student’s graduate program. Admission to degree candidacy, if applicable, is a formal statement by the graduate student’s faculty regarding the student’s academic achievements and the student’s readiness to proceed to the final research phase of the degree program.
Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions.
Degree candidacy requirements
As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate. No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized.
Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist.
Last update: 2/16/2015
The VCU Bulletin is in transition! As we move from this first iteration of our online Bulletin to a new product and process, what you find on this website is information for the 2014-15 academic year.
While much of the curricular information remains the same, changes that were approved with the effective date of fall 2015 will not be reflected on this website. Prospective students may wish to contact the school or department that administers their program of interest in order to discuss the most current curriculum and concentration options.
Enrolled students who are completing their studies under an effective Bulletin may continue to access the archives at http://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/archives.aspx, where past Bulletins are available to reference or download.
Our anticipated launch of the new VCU Bulletin is July 2015. To follow our progress, visit the new Bulletin blog.