Sep 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies, Advanced Certificate (post-baccalaureate)

Karen Wolford, PhD., Program Coordinator

415 Mahar Hall



Admission Information

Program Information

Psychology Department


This program prepares graduates to become knowledgeable in cutting-edge trauma theory and contextual issues as well as historical and cultural events shaping the rapidly evolving area of trauma studies. Our graduates research the best evidence-based, neurobiologically informed, culturally appropriate treatments for psychological trauma to be able to deliver the best trauma-informed care recommendations, support and referrals within local agencies that serve trauma survivors.

We have designed our curriculum that also allows those who are pursuing degrees in mental health counseling to complete this certificate as part of that degree’s elective sequence. Those students will be required to take a cognitive behavioral therapy course as an elective. This interdisciplinary approach allows you to explore career possibilities within your own practice if you have a mental health counseling degree or with an agency serving those who have survived trauma. The unique aspects of this program prepare graduates to become experts in knowledge of trauma informed care based on the latest research.


Trauma Studies Certificate 15-18 cr

A. Required Courses 15 cr

B. Optional Elective 0-3 cr


Certificate Candidacy

A cumulative average of 3.0 or better, and completion of the core courses and field placement/or equivalent are required to qualify for the awarding of the certificate.