• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Help build thriving individuals, families, communities and organizations. Whether you make a new career out of it or add the skills from this certificate to your current job, you can learn better tactics to help others build on their well-being.

Increase your marketability as a:

  • Life/career coach 
  • Teacher 
  • Organizational consultant 
  • Manager

While this program does not provide counselor certification, course work does cover:

  • Life/career coaching 
  • Community and stewardship 
  • Meaning in work 
  • Positive organizational psychology

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  4. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  5. Résumé or CV.
  6. Statement of purpose (500 words) describing how this program will benefit your career aspirations and help you act upon your personal beliefs, goals and philosophy.
  7. Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of university faculty members, employment-related professionals, etc. who can attest to your intellectual, experiential and interpersonal abilities. Graduate Studies will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1
April 15


  • *Core course (3 credit hours)
  • ESC_PS 7200Positive Psychology3 Credits

    Positive psychology explores what is positive, creative, and fulfilling in human behavior. It is the scientific study of well-being and flourishing: what people do right. This course will examine cornerstones and key concepts such as emotions, engagement, relationships, strengths, virtues, meaning, and purpose. Proven as a very effective application in the realms of organizations, governments, businesses, education, counseling, etc., it is best originally understood by applying it to oneself.

  • * Electives (12 credit hours)
  • ESC_PS 7087Seminar: Creativity and Innovation: Scientific Foundations and Everyday Applications3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 7087Seminar: Positive Motivation3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 8200Applied Positive Psychology3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 8700Life/Career Coaching and Development3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 8710Meaning In Work3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 8720 Community and Stewardship3 Credits
  • ESC_PS 8730Positive Organizational Psychology3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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