Help those in need. This is a career advancement program that prepares mental health professionals to address the impact of trauma and loss on individuals while expanding competencies and knowledge.


Program Page - Graduate Studies Interdisciplinary Trauma Studies, Adv. Crt. (post-baccalaureate)

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What to expect

  1. Email from program director
  2. Discuss requirements, course schedule and start date
  3. Application Requirement Checklist
  4. Information on Financing Your Education


What you will study

This certificate provides a foundational knowledge in the experience, characteristics, causes, and therapies for trauma. Field placement opportunities will allow you to work with trauma affected populations at organizations such as the Vera House, the Salvation Army, Contact Crisis Communication Center or the Fort Drum region.

Where you can study

  • Oswego (main campus)
  • Syracuse (metro center)

Learning outcomes

Enhance your prospects for employment in medial centers, mental health facilities, health clinics, crisis centers and various human services agencies that work with trauma-affected populations. Credits from this program can also apply to a degree in Mental Health Counseling, M.S. 

Admission requirements

Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose statement for graduate study
Two letters of recommendation
$65 application fee