The UNH Department of Social Work offers two graduate certificates:
Leadership in Intellectual and Developmental Disability
This graduate certificate is part of a partnership with the New Hampshire LEND Program and the Seacoast Child Development Clinic. Accepted LEND trainees and others are eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate for Leadership in Children’s Health and Disability from the University of New Hampshire (separate application process through the UNH Graduate School). The websites listed are for the New Hampshire LEND Program and the Seacoast Child Development Clinic.
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Who Should Apply:
- Individuals interested in improving the quality of life for children with special health care needs and disabilities and their families
- Individuals enrolled in the New Hampshire-Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NH-LEND) training program
- Individuals interested in developing leadership skills to work with children with special health care needs and disabilities, and families
- Individuals interested in taking graduate level courses at a leading university, with the option of applying credit toward a graduate degree in their respective disciplines
- Individuals interested in working with a dynamic interdisciplinary group of faculty and students
- Individuals interested in advancing their careers
- Individuals interested in developing new career options
There are two separate tracks for this program. Track 1 is for students enrolled in the New Hampshire Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NH-LEND) training program. Track 2 is for all other students. The program of study consists of 2 required courses (6 credit hours), and two (2) an electives (6 credit hours) or one (1) elective and one (1) three(3)-credit hour independent study.
Track 1 (NH-LEND Trainees)
Track 2 (All Other Students)
All coursework for the certificate must be completed within three years. Students who successfully complete the program will receive an official student certificate from the University of New Hampshire Graduate School.
Courses completed during the certificate program may be applied toward degree requirements upon the approval of the appropriate graduate program coordinator and the Graduate School. Tuition is equal to the rates for resident graduate degree students. Tuition for non-resident students will be 10% above the resident rate.
Individuals holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution are eligible to apply. Applicants much submit: 1) an application form, 2) official transcripts, and 3) a $25 processing fee (this fee is waived for currently enrolled graduate students). Applications are available by contacting the Program Coordinator. Applications will be accepted anytime and admissions decisions made promptly.
For more information about the program and the application process, contact Program Coordinator Patrick Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-5016.
Substance Use Disorders Graduate Certificate Program
The certificate program is intended for graduate students or social service workers pursuing increased knowledge in substance use disorders. Students will develop general and specific competencies aligned with the "core functions and practice dimensions of addiction counseling" outlined by the New Hampshire board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals, including intake, assessment, treatment planning, case management, referral, crisis intervention, record keeping, and the counseling of individuals, groups, and families.
The Substance Use Disorders Graduate Certificate consists of 12 credit hours through a series of four courses covering etiology of addictions, addiction policy analysis, addiction research and best practices, and system theory and strengths perspective.
Students are required to take the following four social work courses: (1) Addictions: Myth and Science (2) Assessment of Addictions (3) Treatment of Addictions and (4) Addictions Recovery.
Courses are offered at the UNH Manchester campus during the evenings and weekends.
Applying: Individuals holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution are eligible to apply. Please contact Brian Miller at Brian.Miller@unh.edu or (603) 862-1013 for details about applying for the certificate.