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Domestic Violence Prevention, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

Domestic violence is one of our nation's greatest social and public health problems. Individuals working in health, social services and law enforcement can benefit from gaining expertise in the prevention and response to domestic violence. 

Learning outcomes

Offered by the University's Department of Criminal Justice and the Division of Continuing Studies and Corporate Education, this certificate brings together courses in the areas of Criminal Justice, Community Social Psychology and Health Professions and provides a focused program for those working in settings where domestic violence is an issue.

This Domestic Violence Prevention certificate at University of Massachusetts Lowell can benefit those in the fields of nursing, health, social services, family services, youth services, police, hospital and health agency administration and other related professions.

These courses may be applied to the relevant department's Master's degree program with the approval of the graduate coordinator. Applicants must have received a baccalaureate degree with at least a 2.8 GPA, for acceptance into the certificate program.

Programme Structure

Course Descriptions

  • Research Methods in PL and Environment
  • Law and Ethics in Healthcare
  • Health Policy
  • Administration of Criminal Justice
  • Victimology
  • Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • UMass Lowell Graduate Certificate Programs provide knowledge and expertise that are vital in today's rapidly changing workplace. In many cases, graduate certificate courses may be applied toward a master's degree at UMass Lowell. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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