Ecopsychology Certificate

Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2022

Earning a Certificate

Students who wish to earn a formal certificate from Lewis & Clark must be admitted into the certificate program of interest. The certificate program is offered only as degree-applicable credit (500 or 700 level).

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

Admissions Expectations

Applicants must have a graduate level mental health or counseling background. The program is appropriate for:

  • Students currently enrolled or admitted to one of the following Lewis & Clark Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology programs: Art Therapy, Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, Professional Mental Health Counseling, Professional Mental Health Counseling-Addictions, or School Psychology. Students in the School Counseling program are also eligible. The students must be in good standing.
  • Alumni of Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling counseling programs. Requires program coordinator approval. 
  • Professionals with prior education and/or experience in the mental health or counseling fields. Faculty will review transcripts and resumes to determine eligibility. 
  • Master’s level graduates with comparable prerequisites from a regionally accredited program.
  • Current graduate students undertaking comparable counseling or related degree programs at other regionally accredited institutions.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered 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 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 and may be single-spaced or double-spaced.
  3. Official Transcripts (for students not currently enrolled in a Lewis & Clark Graduate program)
    Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States (the college or university must be regionally accredited at the time of enrollment and when the degree was conferred) 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. Applicants must provide official copies of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts indicating degrees earned.

    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 the post-secondary institutions where you earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. 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.