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Licensure Only and Certificate Admissions

School Counseling Licensure Only and Certificate Program Admissions

Application to the post-graduate School Counseling Licensure Only and Marital, Couple and Family Graduate Certificate is a two-step process. Applicants must complete one application to the Department of Counselor Education (online – Step 1 below) and a Portland State University application (Step 2 below).

Applications must be submitted by February 1 to the Graduate School of Education for consideration.

School Counseling Licensure Only

Step 1: Apply to the Department of Counselor Education.

Use this link to access our online program application. Create a free account, then complete your application following the steps below. Be sure to write down the username and password you receive so that you can return to the site and track the progress of your application as it is reviewed.

Once you have an account and have logged in:

  1. Click “Create a New Application Button”
  2. Select Counselor Licensure Only Program for the appropriate term from the drop down menu
  3. Fully complete the online application. If necessary, you can save and return to your application before it is completed, however you must click the Submit Application Now button when it is complete AND before the application deadline if you want to be considered.

Please note: You will find instructions for submitting your references, test scores and transcripts to the program admissions committee on page 1 of the application.

 

Marital, Couple and Family Certificate Program

Step 1: Apply to the Department of Counselor Education (unless you are a current student in the Counselor Education Department*).

Use this link to access our online program application. Create a free account, then complete your application following the steps below. Be sure to write down the username and password you receive so that you can return to the site and track the progress of your application as it is reviewed.

Once you have an account and have logged in:

  1. Click “Create a New Application Button”
  2. Select Counselor Education Graduate Certificate in Marital Couple and Family Counseling for the appropriate term from the drop down menu
  3. Fully complete the online application. If necessary, you can save and return to your application before it is completed, however you must click the Submit Application Now button when it is complete AND before the application deadline if you want to be considered.

Please note: You will find instructions for submitting your references, test scores and transcripts to the program admissions committee on page 1 of the application.

*Students already admitted to the Counselor Education Department:

Please submit the following to Dr. Susan Halverson-Westerberg:

  1. GO Form 19Mpdf
  2. Personal Statement detailing professional experience and/or academic qualifications and outlining how the graduate certificate aligns with professional goals

Application deadline: February 1 of each year  

Step 2: Apply to Portland State University.

In addition to applying to the Department of Counselor Education, you must apply to Portland State University. Applications can be downloaded in PDF formatpdf and submitted by postal mail or you may apply online and submit the application electronically.

 

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