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Academic certificate programs enhance your knowledge in specific areas and allow you to further specialize your masters-level studies without committing to a full degree program.

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Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact

The Mandel School and the Case School of Engineering have developed a Certificate in Data Sciences for Social Impact. It is intended to prepare students to navigate and influence this new era of technology and data-driven solutions in social welfare and policy, ensuring proper ethical guidelines are developed and followed, and focuses on the intersection of data science and social science to improve social welfare, while critically assessing the human impact of these digital technologies from an ethical perspective. Contact Francisca García-Cobián Richter.

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Certificate in Gerontology

Combine multidisciplinary coursework with your social work degree program to prepare you to work for and with elderly populations in our rapidly aging society. Contact Aloen Townsend.

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Certificate in Global Health

Combine your social work degree program with specialized training in health issues that transcend national boundaries. Learn about the global challenges best addressed by cooperative actions and solutions. Contact David Miller.

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Prepare for nonprofit leadership, in conjunction with a social work master’s degree or as a stand-alone credential. The certificate requires students to take 15 hours of coursework Master of Nonprofit Organizations coursework, including SASS 411 Nonprofit Dialogues. Contact Rob Fischer.

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Certificate in Trauma-Informed Practice

Over the past 20 years, a convergence of research on neuroscience, epigenetics, adversity and toxic stress has established that exposure to trauma and toxic stress adversely affects the health and well-being of children, youth, adults and communities. Social workers in all practice areas are likely to encounter trauma and adversity in the populations they serve. Prepare to engage in trauma-informed practice with a certificate designed to address differential responses to trauma. Contact faculty co-chairs Jennifer King or Megan Holmes.

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