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Graduate Certificate in Family Studies

Attention: Starting immediately, Graduate Certificates will no longer be available. Enrolled students can either complete their existing certificate programs or consult with their adviser to explore the possibility of transitioning into a master's degree program.

The Graduate Certificate in Family Studies in designed to train individuals who want to work with families in a variety of contexts: as educators, community organizers, legal professionals, child-care workers, or EAP counselors. Human Relations professionals, business managers or supervisors, among many others, would also benefit from the application of systemic family principles to their efforts. The curriculum includes coursework on systemic thinking in family studies, topics in human and family systems development, gender issues, sexuality issues, violence in the family, and diversity issues.

This program takes advantage of our school's unique access to a multidisciplinary faculty, incorporating coursework in peace studies, violence prevention, consultation, school systems, and business systems. Our multidisciplinary approach prepares students to apply knowledge about family systems directly to their work environment and demands.

Students may enroll full or part time, taking three to nine credit hours per term. Students can expect to complete the Graduate Certificate program in 10-15 months depending on the pace of study. Summer attendance is required.

Program Name: Graduate Certificate in Family Studies

This program is designed to be completed in 69 weeks.

This program will cost $24,609 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A of debt.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

  • The following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Florida

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