2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 01, 2020  
2019-20 Academic Catalog

Expressive Arts Counseling Graduate Certificate


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About the Certificate


We offer an 18 credit hour certificate in Expressive Arts in Counseling (EAC). The EAC certificate program is designed for mental health professionals, school counselors, human services professionals and others who have a background in therapeutic work. The program is open to students who hold, or are working towards, a graduate or undergraduate degree in counseling or another therapeutic field, such as social work.  This certificate is not aimed toward teachers, as therapeutic skills are a prerequisite.

Admission Requirements


The Graduate School Admissions specify the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution,
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 with the possibility of conditional admission for applicants who do not meet this requirement,
  • Minimum English proficiency for applicants whose native language is not English, with the possibility of allowing exceptions, including substitution of alternative criteria. TOEFL Paper based 550, computer based 213, Internet based 80 with minimum scores as follows: Reading 19, Listening 14, Speaking 18, Writing 18; IETLS overall band score of 6.5 with minimum scores as follows:  Reading 6.5, Listening 6.0, Speaking 6.0, Writing 5.5.
  • A personal review with a graduate program faculty advisor.

Continuing education applicants for program admission includes the following:

  • A completed graduate application
  • A four-year undergraduate degree,
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 with the possibility of conditional admission for applicants who do not meet this requirement,
  • A personal review with a graduate program faculty advisor.
  • All applicants will be required to complete a separate Expressive Arts Certification application for admissions, even if they are in a Purdue University degree-seeking program.
  • All applicants must have a Criminal History Check before admission.

Program Requirements


This program requires 18 credit hours. A maximum of 12 credits may also be used toward the MS Ed program in Mental Health Counseling.

Special Requirements


  • The courses must be completed with a grade of B or better. A grade of C in any course will be grounds for dismissal from the certification program in addiction counseling.
  • Minimum overall GPA: 3.0/4.0
  • A limited criminal history check must be submitted by each student before his/her first class.

Total 18 Credits Required


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