Through its Center on Violence
against Women and Children (VAWC), the Rutgers School of Social Work offers a certificate program
for M.S.W. students. The
certificate program is intended to offer students the opportunity to specialize
their advanced-year learning about issues of violence against women and
children in order to be prepared to enter the field upon graduation. Students
accepted for the certificate program will receive notation of completion of the
certificate program on their transcripts.
Requirements for Completion of the
Students interested in completing
the VAWC certificate program must be entering their advanced year in the M.S.W.
program and must complete the following requirements:
Complete the following required VAWC coursework (12
HBSE II: Violence and Abuse in Adulthood or
HBSE II: Violence and Abuse in Childhood
Two electives related to violence against women and
children, as approved by VAWC staff
Advanced Social Welfare Policy and Services II:
Violence Against Women and Children
must be at a VAWC-related placement that focuses on key areas related to
violence against women and children, including prevention, practice,
nonprofit management, and policy. This will be arranged in conjunction
with the field office and VAWC.