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Graduate School Admissions

Ecopsychology Certificate

Spring 2016 admissions dates
Priority application deadline: November 1, 2015

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.

Earning a Certificate

Students who wish to earn a formal certificate from Lewis & Clark must be admitted into the certificate program of interest. The credential is only issued for students who have taken either (1) all courses for degree-applicable credit (500 or 700 level) or (2) all courses for non-degree-applicable credit (800 level). In other words, the certificate cannot be issued if some courses were taken for degree-applicable credit and some were taken for non-degree-applicable credit; they must all be taken for the same kind of credit - no mixing of credit levels.

Students currently enrolled in a Lewis & Clark master’s degree and wish to enroll in a certificate program may be eligible for an abbreviated application process. Please contact the graduate admissions office for more information.

Admissions Expectations

Students who wish to earn a formal certificate from Lewis & Clark must be admitted into the certificate program of interest. Students currently enrolled in a Lewis & Clark master’s degree and wish to enroll in a certificate program may be eligible for an abbreviated application process. Please contact the graduate admissions office for more information.

Applicants to the Ecopsychology Certificate program must meet the following course prerequisite:

  • Complete CPSY 501 Environmental Identity and Ecological Self (offered Fall only). Applicants may take this course prior to formal admission to the program.

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
    Submit an online application. A $50 application fee is required.
  2. Personal Essay
    Describe your goals for pursuing the Ecopsychology 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. 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, all applicants must provide an official copy of the transcript from the baccalaureate program showing degree earned and date granted must be submitted.

    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 International Applicants.

    How to submit your transcripts
    Lewis & Clark will accept paper or e-transcripts ordered directly from each postsecondary institution attended. Transcripts cannot be uploaded via the online application. Transcripts must be mailed, emailed or faxed directly from the institution to the Graduate Admissions office. The mailing and email information can be found on the right side of this web page.
  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.