Graduate Certificate:
Child/Play Therapy



The WSU Play Therapy Center offers a Play Therapy Certificate Program in child/play therapy. The certificate program curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements for play therapists established by the Association for Play Therapy.

Please note: Certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid unless it is awarded as part of a degree program such as the counseling program.

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The Play Therapy Certificate consists of 15 graduate hours.

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Admission Requirements

When applying for admission to the Play Therapy Certificate you must submit to the Graduate School:

  • A completed graduate school application for Non-degree A Category (if not already in a degree program). NOTE: Graduates of a WSU Masters program do not need to apply to the Graduate School.
  • Transcripts: Evidence of having completed a master's degree in counseling, social work or a closely related field*. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the required prerequisite graduate degree.
    *Students enrolled in a mental health degree program such as counseling may also take play therapy courses.

You must also submit the following items to the Department:

  • Resume
  • Goal Statement
  • Two professional references

If you are a current Graduate Student either admitted to a degree program or non-degree category A status, please fill out the Declaration of Intent to pursue a certificate.

Application Process
You can view the progress of your admission status by visiting wichita.edu/onestop and click on Track My Progress. For information on how you will be notified of your admission decision, please click here.

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