"The program gave me the foundational coursework necessary to be competitive for and accepted into graduate school."

Pamela Rosecrance

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions

The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts over a half-million job openings in the next decade in the health and helping professions: counseling, psychotherapy, social work, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing and health education. This program is ideal if you need to complete undergraduate course prerequisites or if you want to become more competitive for graduate or professional school in counseling and psychology.

Prerequisites

A bachelor's degree is required for the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 6 required courses for a total of 12 semester units and 2.4 ceu (204 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the Award of Completion, you must maintain an overall minimum 3.0 grade point average, with a grade of C or better in each course. All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the program.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, complete these three steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.
  3. Mail an official, sealed transcript from an accredited undergraduate institution verifying that you earned a baccalaureate degree.

Send transcript(s) to:

Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., Program Director
Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions
UC Berkeley Extension
1995 University Ave., Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94704-7000

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $3,600 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to extension-counspsych@berkeley.edu or call (510) 643-3883. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved, your award will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the award.

Advising Services

Speak with an advisor to learn more about this program and if it’s the right fit for you and your professional goals. Schedule a phone appointment today!

Special Instructions for International Students

There are no admission requirements for international students who wish to complete a course or certificate online. You may register for any online course available for enrollment. Follow the registration and enrollment process for the online course you have selected.

If you are an international student who would like to study in the U.S. and require a student visa, you must apply and be officially accepted into UC Berkeley Extension's Evening Certificate Programs before enrolling in any courses associated with this certificate. Apply now.

Please review our International Student Policies for additional information.

Videos

Online Information Session
Learn how the program can prepare you to become more competitive for admission to graduate or professional schools in counseling and psychology. Whether you are changing careers or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate school application process. This video was recorded on Nov. 12, 2014.