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Graduate Certificate in Social Work Practice for the Elderly

This 15-credit graduate certificate provides specialized advanced clinical training for social work students working with elderly populations. This certificate program is open to degree-seeking students only.

Course requirements

SOW 6236Social Welfare Policy and Services II3
SOW 6534Field Practicum III (in an Elderly/Aging Setting)6
 Select 2 from the following: 
SOW 5641Understanding the Process of Aging3
SOW 6646Social Work Practice with the Elderly3
SOW 5605Medical Social Work3
SOW 5805CCounseling the Elderly3
SOW 6359Social Work Treatment with Families of the Elderly3

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.