The Graduate Certificate in Counseling Skills is designed for students who wish to develop counseling skills without pursuing licensure as a psychotherapist. Counseling skill is a critical asset in many professions, especially those that involve working with people.
See Certificate Program Admission Policies for more information.
All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Graduate Student Academic Standing Standards for more information.
Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.
Undergraduate Psychology Pathway Programs
As a pathway to the graduate-level counseling programs, students who complete certain undergraduate-level courses with grades of “B” or better at Golden Gate University as a part of completing the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or a Psychology Minor with another Bachelor’s degree may receive internal transfer credit for the corresponding graduate-level courses for the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology or the Graduate Certificate in Counseling Skills programs. Internal transfer credit will be recorded after students’ Bachelor’s degrees have been conferred. Note: Students who complete the courses below but who do not earn Bachelor’s degrees at GGU with Psychology majors or minors (formerly concentrations) are not eligible for this incentive.
Students who complete the following undergraduate courses may receive internal transfer credit as shown below: