Issues in Human Trafficking Certificate

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

Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 34.0199
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 21.1019


NOTE: This certificate program is not accepting applicants.

About the Program

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.
  • 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework.
  • Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions required.
  • Personal statement (no more than two pages and no less than one page double-spaced) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of the followings:
    • Why you are choosing this particular program of study
    • Your plans upon completion of the certificate
    • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • One professional letter of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study
    • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members.

TOEFL Requirements

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

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Senior Academic Advisor

Additional information is also available on the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions Issues in Human Trafficking  web page and on the Drexel University Online Issues in Human Trafficking web page.

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