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Our Students

We consistently have the most enrolled number of students in a certificate program within the School of Social Work. We are currently serving 37 students, field agencies, and a number of other health and human service agencies.

Field Placements

Our students are placed in different settings, including hospitals, schools, behavioral health clinics, schools, public health institutes, and mental health centers serving children and adults. Led by Dr. Heather Gillis and Ms. Deborah Oliveira, our TSSW Department of Field Education works closely with students to make the best match of student interests and available placements.

View a copy of the current field directory.


Types of Jobs

Our students work in schools, addiction centers, child welfare, hospitals, emergency preparedness, policy and research, mental health centers, behavioral health clinics, military bases, and the VA. Our alumni are employed across the United States and overseas. For example, one of our graduates is currently educating teachers on formative assessment in Afghanistan.

Your Future with Us

Our students have been recognized for their outstanding work in the communities they serve, both domestically and abroad. For the past 10 years, our Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Studies graduates and faculty have been actively engaged in work in both acute disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and fires as well as the "daily disasters" of poverty, gun violence and other crimes, catastrophic illnesses, and chronic and severe mental illness. The Certificate program is earned concurrently with the MSW and does not incur any additional costs. One exception is that if you choose to take the Trip to India elective, you are responsible for travel and maintenance costs of that course, led by former dean Ron Marks.

To see more about our Certificate in Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Studies, please visit our Facebook page.