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Certificates Program

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work offers a Certificates Program within the MSW Program that gives students the opportunity to engage in concentrated study in subject-specific areas of social work practice and expertise, allowing for enhanced skill sets and practice options.

Seven certificate options are offered for incoming students starting in Fall 2014 in the areas of Child Welfare; Latino Leadership; Policy & Community Organizing; Refugees & Immigrants; School Social Work; Trauma; and Veterans & Military Families. Certificate course offerings are subject to change each semester.

Certificates require the completion of three specified courses within a chosen area. Students have the opportunity to earn up to two certificates in addition to their intervention method (Clinical or Macro) and their Field of Practice Concentration (Children, Youth & Families; Global Practice; Health & Mental Health; Older Adults & Families; or Individualized). Specific program and course requirements are listed under each certificate description.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
COURSE COURSE COURSE
CHILD WELFARE
SW805
Policy Issues in CYF
SW880
SW Practice in Child Welfare
SW822
Impact of Traumatic Victimization
LATINO LEADERSHIP
SW723
Diversity
SW83903
Social Services with Latino Populations
SW83905
Faith, Culture & Justice in Practice with Latino Populations
POLICY & COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SW701
Social Welfare System
SW888
Community Organizing & Political Strategies
SW851
Policy Analysis for Social Reform
REFUGEES & IMMIGRANTS SW723
Diversity
SW794
Immigrants & Refugees
SW819
Immigrant Integration EU/US (or similar travel course)
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SW855
Clinical Practice with Children & Families
SW881
School Social Work
SW858
Clinical Practice in Schools
TRAUMA SW855
Clinical Practice with Children & Families
or
SW856
Clinical Practice with Adults
SW822
Impact of Traumatic Victimization
SW874
Adult Psychological Trauma
VETERANS &
MILITARY FAMILIES
SW856
Clinical Practice with Adults
SW725
Families Impacted by Military Service
SW835
Veterans' Health & Mental Health