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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling


Graduate Certificate in Career Guidance Specialist

This certificate is under consideration for suspension or discontinuance.


  • 1. File an Application for Graduate Admission, along with two complete sets of official transcripts, with the University Office of Admissions no later than March 1 for fall semester or October 1 for spring semester;
  • 2. Transcripts must verify a GPA of 2.85 or higher on the last 60 semester (or 90 quarter) units of course work taken;
  • 3. Evidence of completing at least a baccalaureate degree prior to beginning the Graduate Certificate program;
  • 4. Two letters of recommendation (send only after notification by the program);
  • 5. A type‑written personal statement (send only after notification by the program);
  • 6. Screening interview(s) (upon notification by the program);
  • 7. Items 1‑5 above must be on file in the department no later than November 1 for the following spring semester, or April 1 for the following fall semester;
  • 8. Applicants are allowed only nine semester units credit applied to curriculum requirements completed prior to admission into the first semester of the program.


  • 1. Fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment (GWAR);
  • 2. Approved electives in the Departments of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling; Human Resources Management; Occupational Studies; Psychology or Sociology as needed to fulfill 19 units upon waiver of any core course units granted upon admission to certificate program.
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