Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and Intervention

Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies and Intervention

This certificate is designed for professionals who would like to broaden and deepen their understanding of the concept of psychological trauma, its history as a field, the impact of trauma on individual and societal well-being, and effective intervention responses. Those working with individuals or groups of children, adolescents, or adults with histories of trauma will find it useful and courses provide students with opportunities to consider the application of trauma studies to their professional work.



  • Courses: 4
  • Credits: 12





Application & Deadlines

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.


In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience. 

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.


All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent to our office. Please note the following:

  • Only official sealed (unopened) transcripts are acceptable. An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
  • Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
  • If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.

Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to gsoe@bc.edu from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in gsoe@bc.edu to ensure it is received by our office. 

Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:

Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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