For students already possessing the M.Ed. in Counseling, the Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.) allows concentration in an individually designed program. Students wishing to pursue the CAS must possess a master’s degree in counseling as it requires a minimum of 30 additional credit hours beyond the master’s. Students in the CAS program work with a faculty advisor to develop an individualized program of study in order to meet their specific educational and career needs. This is helpful for students who wish to focus on a specific area of practice, re-specialize (e.g., from school counseling to mental health counseling), or who wish to move into advanced levels of expertise in their area of interest.