A 12 credit hour program including 3 credit hours of core coursework and 9 credit hours in Counseling Program multicultural cognate courses
The College of Education Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling is designed for students who want to add an additional focus of multicultural and social justice counseling to their academic credentials. The goals of the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Graduate Certificate are: (a) to provide an academic program to help mental health professionals and students in counseling to increase their multicultural and social justice competency; (b) to provide mental health professionals and counseling students a means to apply knowledge of multicultural and social justice orientations to practice; (c) to help to ensure that there are mental health professionals trained in multicultural and social justice counseling in their geographic area of practice.
The Graduate Certificate in Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling is a 12 credit hour program. To earn a certificate, one must successfully a) complete 3 credit hours of core coursework and b) complete 9 credit hours of coursework in Counseling Program multicultural cognate courses.
Requirements for admission to the MSJC certificate program are: current good standing (non-probation) in an UMSL graduate mental health practitioner training program (counseling, social work, or psychology) OR all of the following criteria must be met:
- Undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better;
- Enrollment in a graduate mental health practitioner training program OR earned master’s degree in mental health field;
- Two letters of recommendation with at least one from a current or former college-level instructor (or someone with a graduate degree who can attest to the applicant’s capacity to complete graduate-level work);
- Two-page personal statement explaining the applicant's personal and professional goals.
Plan of Study
Non-Missouri Residents: Prospective students are responsible for reviewing the NC-SARA state authorizations page to see if this program is offered in their state throughout their program and to review the licensure or certification requirements for the state in which they reside.