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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Some quick facts about the FGCU counseling graduate program and our graduates

Some quick facts about the FGCU counseling graduate program and our graduates:


  • There are more school and clinical mental health counseling jobs available in Southwest Florida right now than we have available professionals.
  • Most of our graduates are hired before they even graduate! ALL of our students seeking jobs are hired within 3 months of graduation.
  • The FGCU graduate program in school counseling is DOE approved and both the school counseling and clinical mental health counseling programs are CACREP accredited. This is a big deal. It means that you can get to work right away and your degree is highly portable.
  • Typically, students attend their courses in the early evenings. Several of our courses are "blended" or "hybrid" which means that some traditional face-to-face classes are replaced by online learning activities. This way, we can take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning.
  • The department offers a dual major track for students who aspire to become both licensed as clinical mental health counselors and certified school counselors.
  • The Department of Counseling is on track to offering a certificate in Marriage, Couples, and Family counseling, beginning in 2018. School Counseling: Graduates from this program work in public and private schools that serve PK-12 students and some work in post-secondary institutions including career and technical centers, special training programs for youth, colleges, and universities. -- The Department offers a part-time option for students who are working and need more time and a full-time track for students who can take on a greater work load. -- Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Graduates from this program work in community agencies, mental health settings, and private practices after graduation and most seek and achieve licensure.
Deadline: Priority application review begins on February 15 of each year. Qualified applications submitted thereafter will be reviewed and may be admitted on a space available basis.

Learn more: http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Counseling/

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