This stand-alone certificate incorporates the coursework of the Program on Domestic Violence (PDV), which includes a specialization in Domestic Violence Organizational Management and Policy Development.
This academic option is for individuals wanting to deepen their knowledge and gain expertise in the field of domestic violence. It is for students who already have a Masters or Doctorate level degree or are not interested in pursuing a full public administration degree. This provides intensive domestic violence studies to students in a variety of disciplines.
It requires students to attend five, week-long intensive courses in Denver over two years to complete the following four courses and a related elective:
- Women and Violence: A Sociological Perspective
- Psychology of Domestic Violence
- Battered Women and the Legal System
- Social Justice, Advocacy and Social Change
Students are accepted into the program once each year as a cohort, a group that takes courses in tandem and participates in organized events and activities featuring local practitioners and national experts. Cohort sessions explore practical applications to classroom knowledge and build a personal and professional network for students to rely on throughout their degree program and their careers.
Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care (CIVHC)