Clinical Practice Graduate Certificate

Must have a baccalaureate degree in social work, psychology, counseling, sociology, or special permission from an accredited institution; must be a graduate student pursuing a degree in social work, psychology, or sociology; or must have a graduate degree and be a mental health professional who serves or plans to provide services to military service members, veterans, citizen soldiers, and/ or their families or other special populations. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale in last 60 credits which must include no more than 12 hours of graduate study OR concurrently enrolled in the MSW degree program. Three Recommendation for The Graduate Program forms. Letters of recommendation also may be submitted. Personal statement of no more than five typed, double- spaced pages which addresses applicant's (a) interest in pursuing the profession of social work, (b) volunteer and paid work experience, (c) future career plans, and (d) community involvement. (Note: application process is different if already an MSW Student). 

Certificate Requirements

  • SWRK 521 - Gerontology
  • SWRK 622 - Social Work Practice with Military Families II
  • SWRK 630 - Assessment of Mental Disorders
  • SWRK 633 - Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice in Integrated Healthcare
  • SWRK 645 - Psychopharmacology
  • SWRK 660 - Clinical Supervision
  • SWRK 662 - Ethics in Social Work Practice
Admission Requirements

PREREQUISITES

Must have a graduate degree and be a mental health professional who serves or plans to provide services to substance dependent individuals and/or their families.

Or

Must be a graduate student pursuing degrees in social work, psychology, counseling or sociology.

Or

Must have an undergraduate degree in social work, psychology, counseling or sociology.

ENROLLMENT (Non-degree Seeking Students)

Individuals seeking to enroll in graduate courses for the purposes of self-improvement must submit each of the following:

  • A completed graduate admission application
  • A $40.00 nonrefundable application fee
  • An official baccalaureate degree transcript and official transcripts from all other universities/colleges attended.
  • 3 Recommendation Forms (Please click to print the form)
  • Personal statement

Enrollment in graduate courses as a professional development student is subject to the following conditions:

  • Admission as a professional development student does not ensure admission to a graduate degree.
  • Applicants admitted as professional development students who decide to seek admission to a degree program must submit another application for admission.
  • No more than twelve credits earned as a professional development student may be applied to a graduate degree program.
  • Professional development students are not eligible for any type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, or work-study.

ENROLLMENT (Degree Seeking Students)

Applicants for admission to master's degree programs are evaluated on the basis of their potential to engage successfully in graduate study as reflected in the overall academic record, letters of recommendation, and official scores on the GRE, MAT, or GMAT. Applicants should consult the program descriptions for specific requirements regarding grade point average (GPA), test scores, and other considerations. A complete application for degree-seeking applicants consists of the following:

  • A completed graduate admission application
  • A $40.00 nonrefundable application fee
  • An official baccalaureate degree transcript (and official transcripts from all other graduate study)
  • 3 recommendation forms from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant's abilities to pursue graduate study; please see desired program description for required number of letters.
  • Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Written Statement - Required by some programs; see specific program for guidelines.