Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare

The Graduate Certificate in Child Welfare (GCCW) provides specialized training in child welfare services. Students who are awarded the GCCW will be prepared to work with abused and neglected children, their families and the social service organizations that serve them. A total of 18 graduate credits are required for this certificate. This certificate is open to degree-seeking students only.

Admissions requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy all minimum requirements as specified by the University Graduate School for admission into Graduate Programs. This program is open to degree-seeking students only.
  • Applicants must submit a Graduate Certificate Program Application, which must be reviewed and approved by the School of Social Work.

Course requirements (18 credits):

SOW 5240

Advanced Interventions in Child Maltreatment


SOW 5241

Advanced Child Welfare Policy and Practice


SOW 6533

Field Practicum II (in a Child Welfare agency)


SOW 6534

Field Practicum III (in a Child Welfare agency)


SOW 6425

Clinical Assessment and Intervention Planning