CAGS in Counseling

Boston University’s CAGS program in Counseling is designed for practicing professionals—in appropriate education, human development, or mental health positions—who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills. Our CAGS in school and community counseling is open to those who have completed the master’s degree in counseling or a related area. Our CAGS with a specialization in Sport Psychology is open to those who have completed a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or the sport sciences.

Candidates who already hold a master’s degree and are now seeking initial licensure as a school counselor, school adjustment counselor, or counseling supervisor, or a license in mental health counseling may elect to earn a second master’s degree or earn a CAGS.

The CAGS program offers an individualized program of study developed on a contract basis between the student and academic advisor. Coursework and a comprehensive treatise are required; a supervised clinical practicum may be elected and is required for those seeking school or community counseling licensure. Students satisfying all degree and specific licensure requirements will be assisted in applying for their state and/or national licenses. Additional courses and clinical practicum hours are required for those pursuing the school adjustment counseling license and preparing for Mental Health Counseling Licensure Test eligibility.