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Enrolling in a graduate certificate program can be one way for students to gain expert knowledge on certain subjects that could lead to more career opportunities. This kind of program is usually available to anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree. What is a graduate certificate in social work? This program often uses courses that cover topics such as disability, drug and alcohol abuse,… Read more

Enrolling in a graduate certificate program can be one way for students to gain expert knowledge on certain subjects that could lead to more career opportunities. This kind of program is usually available to anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree.

What is a graduate certificate in social work? This program often uses courses that cover topics such as disability, drug and alcohol abuse, and family studies to provide students with a complete understanding of how to help struggling families. Studies may also focus on subjects such as psychology to round out knowledge of how and why family member interact with each other in certain ways. The program sometimes covers policy development and implantation to help scholars gain a thorough grasp on how laws affect family units.

Program participants usually cultivate several skills while enrolled in a graduate certificate program. Skills such as communication and problem-solving may lead to job promotions and higher salaries in the future, while analytical-thinking is helpful in multiple aspects of life.

There is no set price for a graduate certificate program. Because every university has its own tuition costs, prices vary drastically. Factors such as the location of the program could also affect the cost.

A graduate certificate in social work usually makes individuals eligible for a variety of rewarding careers. Many choose to become counselors, while others find work as family service managers. Students can pursue careers as family and relationship services practitioners or research and policy officers. Positions as family program coordinators or international development workers may also be available.

While graduate certificate programs are usually offered both in person and online, many find that taking classes remotely gives them more flexibility over their schedules. To find the right university, 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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Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

Arts Education and Community Engagement is a two-semester Graduate Certificate program designed to ladder students into careers in arts education and community arts. Students ... +

Arts Education and Community Engagement is a two-semester Graduate Certificate program designed to ladder students into careers in arts education and community arts. Students will learn how to design arts educational programming that is pedagogically sound and that meets the needs of diverse communities. Students will apply best practices of community arts work and will be trained to facilitate arts-based social justice initiatives. Students will also learn about a variety of careers in arts education and community development engagement through research, mentorship, and field placements. Graduates of this program will be equipped to manage a professional career in arts and learning and to incorporate community-engaged arts work into their existing creative practice. -
Graduate Certificate
Full-time
English
Campus
 
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. -
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Full-time
18 months
English
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Fanshawe College
London, Canada +1 More

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. -
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English
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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. -
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Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Campus
 
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. -
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Part-time
6 months
English
Online
 
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. -
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6 months
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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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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. -
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