Graduate Studies

Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies
Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate
Help those who are in need. SUNY Oswego’s Trauma Studies post-baccalaureate advanced certificate program is designed to broaden your knowledge of trauma and loss to assist you in careers that deal with trauma affected individuals or populations.
Unique program to meet a growing need

SUNY Oswego offers the only Trauma Studies post-baccalaureate advanced certificate of its kind in Central New York. As a graduate of this program, you will be better prepared to deal with those exposed to traumatic events. This advanced certificate is ideal for first responders and emergency personnel, funeral directors, or other careers that deal with grief and loss.

Real world experience

You will be able to take your knowledge from the classroom to the real world through field placement opportunities. Your field placement will work with trauma affected populations at organizations such as the Vera House, the Salvation Army, Contact Crisis Communication Center or the Fort Drum region.


Students may participate in an internship that will be supervised by an appropriately licensed health care staff member.

Ready to apply?
Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego. Identify any particular area of interest within the program area you are applying to, your plans for future occupation or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Two letters of recommendation
Application deadline
August 15 (Suggested)
Length of program
15 credit hours
Credits from this program may count toward Oswego's Mental Health Counseling degree
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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Still have questions?
Psychology department chair speaks with graduate students.
SUNY Oswego will offer a trauma studies certificate program designed to serve a wide range of health care workers who encounter people emotionally shocked by war, disaster, abuse or other stressors.