University of Central Florida

College of Sciences

Domestic Violence


University Tower, Room 320

PO Box 160112

Orlando, FL 32826

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Domestic Violence

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Sociology offers a Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence for persons working or planning to work in the domestic violence field or whose occupational responsibilities include contacts with the victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. The program addresses domestic violence definitions, causes, consequences, and prevention strategies from a sociological perspective. By analyzing the social forces contributing to domestic violence, professionals working in social service, mental health, medical, law enforcement, legal and educational fields will increase their knowledge and skills in developing, implementing and evaluating intervention strategies.

International Student Requirements:

In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. Additional information regarding immigration processes and transition to the UCF community is available from the International Services Center: International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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