Bilingual Counseling Certificate - Online Program


The 15-hour Bilingual Counseling Certificate, offered completely online, has been created for mental health professionals who are interested in enhancing Spanish language proficiency, developing cultural awareness, and applying appropriate cultural counseling skills when working with Spanish speaking populations. The certificate is designed to meet the needs of a rapidly growing Spanish speaking population. This online certificate is ideal for mental health professionals (or those currently in a counseling program) from all over the nation who are looking for an opportunity to enrich their Spanish skills and knowledge.

This program is 100% online.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements include all requirements of the UTRGV Graduate College plus:

  1. Current Counseling master's graduate/current counseling students who have completed 75% of their respective program.
  2. Submission of an admission essay in Spanish
  3. Admission interview which will be conducted in Spanish.

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 15 Hours

REHS 7320Introduction to Bilingual Counseling


REHS 7330Cultural Aspects in Bilingual Counseling


REHS 7340Bilingual Assessment and Testing


REHS 7350Theories and Techniques for Bilingual Counseling


REHS 7360Counseling App. & Experience in Bilingual Settings


Total Credit Hours: 15