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Graduate Certificates

UMass Lowell offers four graduate certificates in behavioral intervention in autism, diversity in the workplace, family studies and domestic violence prevention.

Graduate certificate programs are geared towards individuals seeking additional qualifications in one of the areas specified below. Students who apply to any of our certificate programs do not have to apply to our CSP Master's degree program although many eventually do.

We offer four certificates:


Each certificate program consists of four graduate-level courses (12 credits), offered through the psychology department or other UMass Lowell departments. The four courses must be completed within a five year period with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and with no more than six credits below a "B" grade. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for another certificate. Certificates indicate that a student has completed advanced coursework in a given area. They can be helpful as an additional job qualification or as an aid for mid-career advancement.

With the behavioral intervention in autism certificate, three credits can usually be applied toward the Master's degree in Community Social Psychology. Students enrolled in the diversity in the workplace, family studies or domestic violence prevention certificate programs have the option of applying some or most of these course credits to the Master's degree in Community Social Psychology if they choose to apply to this graduate program. However, only one online course (3 credits) is allowed for transfer towards the CSP Master's degree.

To Apply

For more information about each certificate program and how to apply, please visit the graduate catalog.

Program Contacts

For more information on any of our certificate programs, please contact the designated program coordinator below:

Behavioral Intervention in Autism (BIA) Contact: Dr. Richard Siegel

Diversity in the Workplace (DW) Contact: Dr. Michelle Haynes

Family Studies (FS) Contact: Dr. Andrew Hostetler

Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) Contact: Dr. Paul Tracy