Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This post-master’s certificate program prepares candidates for specialized areas of practice in clinical mental health counseling. The program is designed for students who want to complete the academic requirements for their clinical professional counselor license. Optional internship.

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Aparna Ramaswamy, EdD, PhD, LCPC, ACS

Kyuanna Napper

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Kyuanna Napper
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Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

At A Glance*

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Format

PART-TIME

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Location

BALTIMORE
COLUMBIA, MD 

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Credits

15

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Start Term 

FALL 

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Completion Time

1-3 Years

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Application Deadline

APRIL 1, 2020

 

*Information for students entering program for academic year 2020-2021

Application Requirements and Deadlines
Post Master’s Certificate: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Enrollment:Part-Time
Admit Term:Fall only
Application Deadline: The Fall 2020 application deadline is April 1, 2020. The Counseling Program is no longer accepting or reviewing applications for admission for this term after this date.

The Fall 2021 application will open to begin accepting applications on July 1, 2020, and the deadline to complete an application for Fall 2021 is February 15, 2021.

International applicants are encouraged to complete all requirements for the application no later than January 15, 2021, for full consideration (See International Student Admissions for more information.)

After submitting a completed application, invitations will be sent by the Counseling Department to a select number of applicants to participate in a group interview session via Zoom web conferencing or in-person. A limited number of interview dates for the fall 2021 admission period will be determined and posted on this site in the future. Participation in one of the pre-determined interview dates is by invitation only and is a requirement for admission.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:
A 2-page reflective essay on: Why would you like to become a clinical mental health counselor? What type of contribution would you like to make to the clinical mental health service provider community? What do you bring from your background and professional experiences that may support and/or constrain your becoming an effective clinical mental health counselor? Your experiences around human diversity and how they shape and reflect your values and goals as a counselor. What impact has volunteer, travel, and/or work had on your growth as someone interested in being a clinical mental health counselor?

Two Letters of Recommendation

(Note: letters are not required for students currently enrolled in, or who have recently graduated from, the School of Education’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling master’s programs.)
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years, and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Master's Degree and Certificate Programs
Part-Time & Full-Time Graduate (Face-to-face/Lecture courses)$833 per credit
Online Courses

*In addition, a $15 per credit technology fee will be assessed.
$882 per credit*
Full-Time Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling (Fellows)$882 per credit
M.Ed. Education in the Health Professions & Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions Programs

**Classes in the Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) or Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions programs are $1,292 per credit, with the exception of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System employees, who pay $850 per credit (effective Fall 2020). The current rate of $700 per credit will remain in effect for the Summer 2020 term.
$1,292 per credit**
M.S. in Education (International Teaching and Global Learning)$48,000 per academic year
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I wanted to take advantage of every opportunity to be in the presence of some of the best researchers and clinicians in the world. Now when I practice my skills in the real world, I feel like I am channeling the lessons and skills of different teachers.

 

Neha Aamir, MS ’19 

Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Description

The 15-credit post-master’s certificate program prepares counselors and other human services professionals for specialized areas of practice in clinical mental health counseling. The program is designed for students who want to complete the academic requirements for their clinical professional counselor license.

Students develop individualized programs of study with specialized concentrations guided by faculty advisers. Applicants are required to have completed a master’s degree in counseling or a related field from an accredited institution. An internship is available and encouraged, but not required.

Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Core Faculty

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Mina Barimany

Ileana Gonzalez

Ileana Gonzalez

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Sean Newhart

Rosanna Sanchez-John

Rosanna Sanchez-John

Anita Young

Anita Young

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Matthew Bonner

Nicole Jones Headshot

Nicole Jones

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LaNail Plummer

Sterling Travis

Sterling Travis

Patrick Cleveland

Patrick Cleveland

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Justin Lauka

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Aparna Ramaswamy

Yiying Xiong

Yiying Xiong

Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

PROGRAM PLAN

The plan of study requires a minimum of 15 graduate credits, selected in consultation with the student’s faculty adviser, to be completed within three years.

Course Information

Course descriptions, locations, and availability

Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

WHAT TO EXPECT

Prior to registration for first class, students should meet with their adviser to develop a program of study tailored to their needs. Students can avail themselves of online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses at both locations. If enrolling in internship courses, students should secure clinical sites that match their interests, in coordination with the Field Experience Office.

Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have a required course sequence?

No. Students can tailor their course sequence and program of study to meet their needs, in consultation with their adviser.

Can I complete the certificate entirely online?

Possibly, if the courses you require are offered in an online format within the required timeframe.

Can I transfer credits completed elsewhere?

No.

Can I modify my program of study once I start the certificate?

Yes, in consultation with your adviser.

Post-Master’s Certificate – Clinical Mental Health Counseling

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the School of Education is required to disclose select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment (GE) programs. To see the most recent data available for this GE program, please view the attached disclosure.

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Gainful Employment Disclosure – 2019

Program Name: Post-Master’s Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $13,365 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ [XX,XXX] of debt.
Too few graduates to report median debt.

Program does not meet licensure requirements in the following States: Maryland

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment
earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.