Programs

Leadership in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health is designed to provide a rigorous, empirically-based education to individuals who wish to apply leadership skills in work with public and private organizations serving children, adolescents, and their families. Students will gain a broad understanding of leadership theory and practice with a focus on developing their own leadership potential. The graduate certificate will provide students with tools and strategies for leading organizations that serve the behavioral health needs of children, youth, and their families in a variety of contexts including mental health, education, juvenile justice, and child welfare.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered fully online.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field related to human services with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Time Limit

Three years

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses for admission. Successful completion of MHS 6626 Applied Leadership in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health is a prerequisite for MHS 6900 Applied Leadership II

Requirements

15 credit hours are required for the certificate. There are 9 hours of required core classes.

Electives

Please select two of the following four courses.

Credit toward graduate degree

The certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Contacts

Director
Sharon Hodges
sphodges@usf.edu
974-6460

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