Issues in Human Trafficking Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Graduate
Number of Credits to Completion: 9.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter

Maximum Time Frame: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Human Trafficking is an issue of academic and professional importance. A number of organizations, academic and otherwise, are taking the initiative to provide students, service providers, and those working in this area, with a variety of trainings, some of which are general and others more specific to the participants’ professional backgrounds and needs. Aside from law enforcement and social service disciplines, the medical and healthcare fields are incorporating a variety of courses and trainings into their curriculum, particularly those with an interest in service learning and social justice issues.

This certificate, which consists of three courses, will provide students with the knowledge and foundation regarding the who, what, when, where, why and how of human trafficking, the role they can play in identifying and supporting victims and what they can do to combat this growing and global phenomenon.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited program.
  • 3.0 GPA or above on all previous coursework or last 60 credits completed.
  • Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions required.
  • Personal statement describing interest in certificate program.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • One professional letter of recommendation.

International applicants, as well as immigrants to the United States and US permanent residents whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor's degree or higher in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, must show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing. and reading. American citizens born on US military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • If the TOEFLiBT exam is taken, a minimum combined score for the listening, writing, and reading sections of 79 plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher must be obtained.
  • If the TOEFL is taken, a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher must be obtained.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
IPS 545Introduction to Human Trafficking3.0
IPS 546Psychosocial Dimensions of Human Trafficking3.0
IPS 547Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global Trends3.0
Total Credits9.0

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