Graduate Certificate in Gender-Based Violence

School of Public Affairs


Degree: Graduate Certificate

Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes

The certificate provides an interdisciplinary perspective on crime, the formulation of laws and codes, and the criminal legal system and its intersection with gender and violence. You will complete a mix of intensive in-person and online hybrid courses that meet periodically throughout the program.

Application deadlines

Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1

Program Details

Interest Categories: Criminology & Law Health & Wellness Public Administration & Policy

Campus: CU Denver

Students interested in obtaining a concentration in Gender-Based Violence within a Master of Public Administration or Master of Criminal Justice program must apply and enroll in one of these programs within the School of Public Affairs and must adhere to all master degree program requirements.

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Program requirements

  • The Graduate Gender-Based Violence Certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, with a minimum grade of B- in each course.

Required courses

Students must complete the four required courses below, for a total of 12 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

  • CRJU/PUAD 5910* - Nature and Scope of Interpersonal Violence (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU/PUAD 5920* - The Psychology of Interpersonal Violence (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU/PUAD 5930* - Interpersonal Violence Law and Policy (3 credit hours)
  • CRJU/PUAD 5940* - Interpersonal Violence Leadership, Advocacy, and Social Change (3 credit hours)

*Tuition is assessed at $2,800 per course for students who require hotel accommodation. Students who do not require hotel accommodation will be assessed tuition of $1,700 per course.

Please note that employees of the University of Colorado are not able to apply tuition assistance benefit to these four courses. These courses are classified as "extended studies" and are not eligible for this benefit.

Recommended Completion Time:2 Years

Max Transfer Credits:0

Max Credits Per Year:In most cases, students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours per semester (12 in the summer session) must have the overload approved by the dean.

Required Credits for Completion:12 Credits

Admission Requirements

View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.