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Graduate School Admissions

Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate

Spring 2014 admissions dates
Priority application deadline: November 15, 2013

Admissions Expectations

Admission to the program requires acceptance and good standing in one of the following Lewis & Clark Counseling Psychology programs: Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, Professional Mental Health Counseling, Professional Mental Health Counseling-Addictions, or School Psychology.

With coordinator approval, certificate courses may also be available to alumni of Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Master’s level graduates with comparable prerequisites from a regionally accredited program and students currently undertaking comparable counseling degrees at other regionally accredited institutions may also be approved to pursue admission to the certificate.

Applicants to the Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate program must meet the following course prerequisites:

  • Complete CPSY 503, CPSY 507, or CPSY 569*
  • Complete or be in the process of completing CPSY 528: Introduction to Ecopsychology in Counseling
  • Complete or be in the process of completing CPSY 503, CPSY 507, or CPSY 550*
  • Complete or be in the process of completing CPSY 504, CPSY 508, or CPSY 513*

* Non Lewis & Clark applicants must show that equivalent courses have been taken.

Admissions Requirements

To receive priority consideration for admission, the application form and all supporting materials must be received by the Lewis & Clark Graduate Admissions office on or before the published application deadline.

In addition to the prerequisites, the following are required for all who are applying for the Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate program:

  1. Application Form
    You may use our online application or our paper application. You may also contact the Graduate Office of Admissions to receive an application packet by mail.
  2. Personal Essay
    Describe your goals for pursuing the Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate. Your essay should be no more than two pages or 500 words in length. It may be submitted electronically (email attachment or as part of the online application) or in paper format (hand delivered, mailed or faxed) and may be single-spaced or double-spaced.
  3. Official Transcripts
    Applicants must hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or the foreign equivalent. Official, sealed transcripts must be submitted from the degree granting institution. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program must provide an official transcript showing progress in the master’s degree program. In addition, an official copy of the transcript from the baccalaureate program showing degree earned and date granted must be submitted. Faxed transcripts are not considered official by the Graduate School.

    Graduates of a non-U.S. university system are required to provide officially evaluated and translated copies of all their college transcripts. Official evaluations and translations are done by outside agencies. Information regarding three such agencies can be found by going to Information for International Students.
  4. Grade Point Average (GPA)
    All applicants must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their graduate degree (and a 2.75 in their undergraduate degree).
  5. Resume
    Submit a current professional resume listing positions that you have held for three months or longer including your current position. Also include any volunteer work or other professionally related experiences.