Domestic Violence and Evidence-based Practice (Graduate Certificate)

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As an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, you can help ensure their safety and empower them when they need it most. ASU's graduate certificate program in domestic violence and evidence-based practice equips you with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to aid this vulnerable population.

The certificate program in domestic violence and evidence-based practice provides graduate students with the experience and knowledge to intervene safely and effectively on behalf of the survivors of gender-based violence. Those knowledgeable about the dynamics of intimate partner violence are better equipped to assist those suffering its negative physical and mental health consequences.

Students in the certificate program engage in service-based and classroom learning to understand the role of evidence-based interventions in promoting survivor safety and client empowerment.

The certificate program prepares students to be verified advocates for victims of domestic violence in the state of Arizona.

At A Glance

Domestic Violence and Evidence-based Practice (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution and are degree-seeking graduate students. Experience in social work, social services or a related field is required.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission to be considered for admission to this certificate program.

Applicants interested in the domestic violence and evidence-based practice certificate are asked to attend an interview. The interview is a chance to help the student find an appropriate field experience or practicum to match the certificate requirements.