Counseling Licensure Patches

Counseling Licensure Patches

Individuals who already possess a degree/license in counseling may be eligible to pursue a licensure patch. Please keep mind that licensure patches are individualized non-degree programs. Please see FAQs below for more information.

Program Details

Students can pursue a licensure patch in the following:

  • School Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

Licensure patches are individualized based on an individual applicant’s earned degree and/or license. As such, the number of courses required varies. As part of the application process, you will work with the graduate counseling faculty and Licensing Advisor to determine your potential program plan.

No. The licensure patch is a non-degree program and is not eligible for financial aid.

Graduate counseling courses are offered during the summer, fall, and spring semesters. All courses that require on-campus meetings will be held on weekday evenings between 5-8pm to accommodate working professionals. Course offerings vary depending on the semester.

Applications for the licensure patch program are handled by the School of Education Licensing Advisor, Michael Harley. To begin the process, contact Michael Harley at

Be prepared to provide transcripts, syllabi from past courses, and licensure documentation.

Application Deadlines

Licensure patch applicants must have all materials submitted prior to the deadlines outlined below:

  • Fall semester: July 15
  • Spring semester: November 15
  • Summer semester: March 15

Admission is not guaranteed. All licensure patch applications are subject to review and must be approved by faculty prior to admission.

Get Started!

Do you have questions? Are you ready to apply? The first step is to reach out to Licensing Advisor Michael Harley at