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Graduate Certificate in Trauma Informed Care




COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

The certificate in trauma informed care will expose graduate students in several helping professions to the theory and practice of trauma-related service delivery.

This is a multidisciplinary program that integrates knowledge from the social, behavioral and health sciences. The primary goal of the program is to train graduate students from the helping professions in specialized knowledge and skills related to psychological trauma.

UWM’s Trauma Informed Care Certificate program serves students from multiple disciplines, including social work, counseling psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, and sustainable peacebuilding. Since its inception, nearly 250 students from multiple fields have graduated from the program.

The program has three essential objectives:

  • To familiarize participants with the phenomenon of trauma in all its varied manifestations.
  • To introduce students to the prevalence and consequences of trauma, illuminating the myriad ways in which trauma exposure affects development and functioning.
  • To teach students effective means by which they can mitigate the effects of trauma, facilitate healing, promote post-traumatic growth, and interrupt intergenerational trauma transmission.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,650.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023


College of Nursing

Cunningham Hall 135, 1921 E. Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree and have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average to be admitted in to a certificate program.

For international students

Students who have their MSW degree or related bachelor’s degree

English proficiency requirement: TOEFL IBT - 79 – 120; IELTS - 6.5 - 9.0; Cambridge English Advanced/Cambridge English Proficiency - C1 level or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

With more than 200 academic programs the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been the first choice for more than 195,000 alumni across the globe.

  • A globally engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • Offers over 200 academic programs
  • 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio

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