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Trauma Certificate Admission Requirements

Admission decisions based on total applicant pool.

Requirements for All Students

  1. Application deadline for external applicants: July 1 (current Wheaton College graduate students, contact admissions for application information).
  2. Bachelor's Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution. GPA 3.0 minimum.
  3. Master’s degree or higher that is completed or in progress in a mental-health discipline or related field or current enrollment in a graduate training program in a mental-health discipline or related field.
    • Examples of Mental-Health Disciplines: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapy.
    • Examples of Related Fields: Disaster management, humanitarian action, emergency management, international development, and public health.
  4. Official Transcripts from each individual school at which you ever enrolled - even for just one credit and even if it appears as transfer credit on your bachelor's transcript.
    • E-transcripts preferred. Address them to nancy.crane@wheaton.edu.
    • Mail hard copies to Graduate Admissions, Nancy Crane, 501 College Av., Wheaton, IL 60187.
  5. Application Form - Online Graduate Short Application.
  6. Professional Recommendation: Should be a person with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship, which can be in a non-paid context.  The recommendation request can be sent through our application portal. Letters accepted as supplements to the forms.
  7. Resume - Chronological.

Additional Requirements for International Students

Trauma Certificate

Learn more about the program and the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy.