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Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Issues in Counseling Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Curriculum Committee

Graduate Program Chair & Advisor

Daneen Deptula, PhD

Graduate Committee

Daneen Deptula, PhD
John Hancock, PhD
Megan Krell, PhD
Kori Ryan, PSYD
Mark Williams, PhD

Certificate Overview

The Special Issues in Mental Health certificate program is designed to provide individuals with specialized knowledge in the field of counseling that could either broaden the student’s expertise in the field of counseling, or form a foundation for more extensive work at the master’s level. This concentration would be ideal for educators, including school counselors, who desire a stronger knowledge base in the field of mental health counseling.


The concentration consists of 15 credits, with two required classes, and the choice of 3 elective courses. Students may transfer/apply up to 2 courses from other graduate programs. COUN 7030 cannot be transferred from another institution.


Students must earn a 3.0 in each course for it to count towards the certificate.

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