The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) is an advanced 30-credit, post-master's program with a concentration in counseling and clinical supervision for counselors who wish to enhance those skills. Students develop individualized programs with specialized concentrations with their adviser's approval.
An applicant is required to have completed a master's degree in counseling or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, submit a detailed resume or curriculum vitae, a statement of personal and career goals, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (Note: letters are not required for students currently enrolled in the School of Education's Clinical Community Counseling/Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling master's programs). Eligible applicants will be invited for interviews with the admission committee.
Required Course (3 credits)
861.713 Advanced Treatment Approaches
This course explores a wide range of effective techniques and strategies in counseling and therapy, in the context of successfully treating various mental and emotional disorders. Approaches and procedures from such diverse models as psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, experiential, and systemic are explored, along with theories of change and research findings on effective counseling and therapy.
Twenty-seven credits with approval of an adviser. Recommended electives include:
863.880 Theory and Practice of Clinical Supervision
This course is a didactic and clinical study of supervision. The didactic component involves an orientation to the different conceptual frameworks and models of supervision; the context of the supervision relationship, including variables such as gender, race, culture, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and religion; and the ethical, legal, and professional regulatory responsibilities of clinical supervisors. The clinical component includes the development of a supervisory contract, informed consent, documentation procedures, evaluation approaches, and structure for supervision sessions. Students practice supervision skills and strategies and techniques for doing individual and group supervision. (3 credits)
863.824 Internship in Clinical Community Counseling
This supervised internship in counseling includes both a 600-hour field placement and class instruction. Students must register for this course in consecutive fall and spring semesters, as it is a two semester sequence.
Notes: This course is open only to students in the Clinical Community Counseling program. Students must have completed a minimum of 39 credits in the program before registering for this course. Students must have completed all laboratory classes and received approval from their academic adviser to register. Attendance at the January internship orientation meeting is required.
Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require that institutions disclose to prospective students certain information for title IV-eligible programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). At JHU, these required disclosures for GE Programs pertain to title-IV eligible certificate programs.
- CIP Code: 13.0101 Education, General
- Credential Level: Certificate of Advanced [Graduate] Study
- Program Length:
- credits: 30
- weeks: 75
- Occupations, by name and SOC Code, for which the program prepares students, including links to O*NET occupational profiles
25-1081.00, Education Teachers, Postsecondary
21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors
21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
21-1019.00 Counselors, All Other
- Costs of Program Completion (2012-13): $21,480
- Tuition & Fees: $19,980
- Books & Supplies (if not included in tuition/fees): $1,500
- Room & Board (if applicable): Not Applicable
- On-time Completion Rate* (2011-12): 30%
- Job Placement Rate: Not Applicable
- Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion* (2011-12): $0
a. Title IV debt: $0
b. Private Educational Loan debt: $0
c. Institutional Financing debt: Not Applicable
*Note: In accordance with the US Department of Education’s guidelines, the On-time Completion Rate and Median Loan Debt upon Program Completion figures published here were calculated based on the data for all 2011-12 program completers who graduated from Title IV eligible gainful employment certificate programs sharing the 13.0101 Education, General CIP code.