Counseling & Student Affairs Program Coordinator: Lisa Karch, Lommen Hall 113, (218) 477-2699, firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals already possessing a master's degree in counseling, student affairs, psychology, human development, education, special education, social work, or any other mental health field at another institution may qualify for graduate certificate program status. The Graduate Certificate in School Counseling is intended to lead to state licensure. This program requires students to complete the equivalent of our degree program through transfer courses and courses taken at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Specified courses must be taken from MSUM. Contact the school counseling program coordinator for further information.
The items listed below are required for admission to this program; only complete files are reviewed. Send all materials to: Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563
CNSA 650 Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs (3 credits)
CNSA 655 Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Their Families (3 credits)
CNSA 691A Practicum in School Counseling (3 credits)
CNSA 692A Internship in School Counseling (6 credits)
Students without a teaching license for North Dakota School Counselor (9 credits)
ED 601 - Psychological Foundations of Education (3 credits)
ED 632/732 - Curriculum, Instruction and Learning Theory (3 credits)
ED 443s - Classroom Management/Consultation (3 credits)
Praxis I & II
Students who have a Master's Degree other than Counseling
ED 602 Statistics in Educational Research (2 credits)
ED 603 Methods of Educational Research (2 credits)
CNSA 600 Introduction to Counseling Research (1 credit)
CNSA 610 Foundations of Counseling (2 credits)
CNSA 611 Theories of Individual and Family Counseling (3 credits)
CNSA 612 Individual Appraisal (3 credits)
CNSA 613 Career Development (3 credits)
CNSA 614 Human Growth & Development for Counselors (3 credits)
CNSA 615 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling (3 credits)
CNSA 620 Counseling Skills (3 credits)
CNSA 630 Group Counseling (3 credits)
CNSA 640 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling (1 credit)
Counseling Graduate Certificate
Online graduate application
$20 Non-Refundable application fee for first time MSUM applicants
you complete the Graduate Online Application:
Log in to the Graduate Online Application site
Select “Check Status”
Select eServices at the top of the page. You will be able to pay the application fee using a
credit or debit card.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have
your transcripts sent to:
Graduate Studies Office
MSU Moorhead, 1104 7th Ave. S.
Moorhead, MN 56563
You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU
institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution
The Graduate Studies Office and the CNSA Department will check this item
once we have received all of your transcripts.
Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30
you have any questions about the application process,
call the Graduate Studies Office at:
you have specific program questions, please contact the program coordinator:
Lisa Karch, Ph.D.
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