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Graduate Certificate Programs in Social Sciences

Obtaining a graduate certificate is a lofty goal for individuals looking to further their knowledge in a given subject. The program usually takes one to two years to complete, depending on the field and location of study. You might wonder, what is a graduate certificate in social sciences? The program familiarizes students with the diverse field of social sciences and equips them to select tools f… Read more

Obtaining a graduate certificate is a lofty goal for individuals looking to further their knowledge in a given subject. The program usually takes one to two years to complete, depending on the field and location of study.

You might wonder, what is a graduate certificate in social sciences? The program familiarizes students with the diverse field of social sciences and equips them to select tools for researching innovative questions facing the world today. It will also provide advanced knowledge in substantive areas of criminology, health practice, and social planning by offering a critical understanding of the problems encountered by communities in a globalizing world while investigating potential solutions. Classes vary, but most include research methods, public policy issues, applied quantitative statistics, and criminal law.

There are several reasons that students choose to enroll in a graduate certificate program. These include the potential to increase earnings, the opportunity to open doors to new careers, the ability to gain deeper insight into emerging social dilemmas, and the chance to build interpersonal relationship skills.

Program costs vary depending on the country, program length, and institution. Individuals interested in a particular program should inquire about the most current cost expectations from the school offering the program of their choice.

Graduates of social sciences programs often find themselves well-positioned for a variety of careers in diverse sectors of government, nonprofit, and community agencies. Jobs may include health services specialist, human resources generalist, research and development expert, community welfare advocate, and cultural worker. The certificate may also prepare graduates for furthering their education with a higher degree, such as enrolling in a master’s program.

International programs in social sciences are often in high demand, and many distance learning modules exist for remote learning opportunities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Fanshawe College
London, Canada

Managing a retirement residence requires a dynamic set of flexible skills, leadership and strong ethics. Fanshawe’s Retirement Residence Management program will propel you to ... +

Managing a retirement residence requires a dynamic set of flexible skills, leadership and strong ethics. Fanshawe’s Retirement Residence Management program will propel you to the forefront of this ever-expanding field. By 2030, more than a quarter of Canadians will be over the age of 65, and the retirement they want is one you can help give them. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills, your ability to deliver effective service and to market retirement living. You’ll also learn the latest motivational techniques in leadership. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
Online
 
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo, USA

We offer two 13-credit hour graduate certificates in Youth Development and Youth Program Management and Evaluation. Both certificates are available entirely online.

We offer two 13-credit hour graduate certificates in Youth Development and Youth Program Management and Evaluation. Both certificates are available entirely online. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
18 months
English
Online
 
European College for Liberal Studies
Barcelona, Spain +8 More

Graduate Certificate in Global Studies (12 credits).

Graduate Certificate in Global Studies (12 credits). -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 24 months
English
Campus
 

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Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

The Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development is for professionals working in or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowl ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development is for professionals working in or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, strategies, and expertise in the area of organization development. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
6 months
English
12 Sep 2022
12 Jun 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Surrey
Guildford, United Kingdom

The course is a well-established high-quality training programme for psychological wellbeing practitioners that runs for ten months on a full-time basis, with students working ... +

The course is a well-established high-quality training programme for psychological wellbeing practitioners that runs for ten months on a full-time basis, with students working in service alongside their training on the course. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +1 More

Are you wishing to extend your teaching career into the field of Guidance and Counselling as a guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor? The Graduate Certifi ... +

Are you wishing to extend your teaching career into the field of Guidance and Counselling as a guidance officer, guidance counsellor or school counsellor? The Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts) will help prepare you to make this transition. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
English
21 Feb 2022
18 Feb 2022
Campus
Online
 
Edith Cowan University Online
Perth, Australia

Enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Counselling skills are increasingly relevant to a range of disciplines, including nursing, social work and teac ... +

Enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Counselling skills are increasingly relevant to a range of disciplines, including nursing, social work and teaching. You can deepen your skills and respond to the evolving needs of individuals and communities with ECU’s online Graduate Certificate of Counselling. You will examine techniques of counsellors in various modalities, and you will gain practical knowledge of how to apply person-centred approaches to counselling. You will also begin to develop reflective practices to continue your development as you walk alongside individuals and communities. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
6 months
English
Online
 
Madonna University
Livonia, USA +2 More

Recommended for professionals who wish to enhances their skills as licensed counselors/therapists, or to supplement an existing degree in health and human services, this certi ... +

Recommended for professionals who wish to enhances their skills as licensed counselors/therapists, or to supplement an existing degree in health and human services, this certificate serves as a toolkit for those working with grieving individuals and families who have experienced traumatic loss or significant life-changing events, and need support and validation in the process of healing. The certificate counts as a cognate for students pursuing the master's degree in hospice and palliative studies at Madonna. If you have completed your bachelor's degree you may apply to earn this certificate through the Graduate School. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
University Of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, USA

As a student in the program, you will increase your understanding of intercultural competence and the necessary tools for working across cultural difference. Graduates of this ... +

As a student in the program, you will increase your understanding of intercultural competence and the necessary tools for working across cultural difference. Graduates of this program will have an increased ability to engage in the practical application of strategies to positively influence the climate for diversity within their organization. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 36 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Taylor University College And Seminary
Edmonton, Canada

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies offers opportunities for both personal and professional growth.

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies offers opportunities for both personal and professional growth. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, sk ... +

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Holy Apostles College And Seminary Online
Cromwell, USA

If you are a faithful, practicing Catholic who is also either a professional psychologist, clinical social worker, counselor, marriage and family therapist, or another state-l ... +

If you are a faithful, practicing Catholic who is also either a professional psychologist, clinical social worker, counselor, marriage and family therapist, or another state-licensed mental health professional, the Holy Apostles fully online Graduate Certificate in Catholic Pastoral Counseling can help you meet this growing, unmet need for Catholic-integrated mental health services. -
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