Social Service and Attendance, Certificate/Licensure

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the graduate admissions process in this catalog and on the Marshall website at Applicants should apply on the graduate application and select "Certificate (PB): Social Service and Attendance" on the application form. 

In addition to Marshall University's requirements for graduate admission, applicants must have taken either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), a minimum score of 392 is requires, or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a minimum combined score of 286 (verbal plus quantitative) is required, within the last five years; or have a master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution. 

Applicants may be admitted conditionally for one term while test requirements are pending. Applicants may be admitted provisionally when a GPA or test score does not meet the minimum requirements at the discretion of the program director. All conditional admission requirements must be completed for full admission status and to register for subsequent semesters.

Every student mus designate a practicing supervisor or attendance director who agrees to act as his/her mentor during the program. Field experiences are a required component of this program and are embedded in program classes. 

A graduate certificate candidate in the program may receive no more than one grade of "C" in the required coursework. In the event of a second grade of "C" or below, the student may be dismissed from the program. 

Repeating a course for a higher grade does not negate the existence of the former grade. A student may be dismissed from the program upon earning a second grade of "C" or below, even if the student repeated the course and earned a higher grade. 

Plan of Study

COUN 670Interv Current Issues Sch3
or COUN 673 Coun Child Adol Parents
LS 675Legal and Policy Issues3
LS 691The Attendance Director3
LS 692Capstone: School Social Serv3
Total Credit Hours12