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Graduate Certificate Programs

Due to summer schedules, admission to the Drug and Addiction Studies and Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families will be temporarily suspended from May 16 to Aug. 15. Admission will resume August 16. For questions regarding the application process, contact COSWADMS@mailbox.sc.edu. 

If you are a currently enrolled student in either program and need assistance, please contact the appropriate certificate program coordinator. Information sessions will be offered in late August for students interested in enrolling in a certificate program. Dates and times for information sessions will be announced on our website.    

The College of Social Work offers graduate certificate programs to provide opportunities for in-depth study in a focused field of practice. The certificate programs are designed to meet the needs for trained social workers in high-demand fields of practice.

Certificate Options

The College of Social Work administers the Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans and Military Families; and Drug and Addiction Studies programs. Our certificate programs can be completed in conjunction with another graduate degree or as a stand alone program for students and working professionals. 

MSW students also have the opportunity to enroll in other graduate certificate programs, including Women's and Gender Studies, administered by the College of Arts and Sciences, and Aging, administered by the Arnold School of Public Health.

MSW graduates are eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy offered through the College of Education.