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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered fully online.


This certificate program, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institute of Health under award number R25DA031103, will provide an innovative education program in translational research, merging the skills and experience of USF academic researchers, local community service providers and national experts. The Department of Child & Family Studies at the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Department of Community & Family Health at the USF College of Public Health, and Community Collaborating Partners that span a range of services relevant to child and adolescent drug abuse and mental health, will work together to provide advanced training in translational research and the implementation of evidence‐based practices in the areas of alcohol, drug abuse, and co‐occurring disorders. Developed as a research education project, the Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse will provide a team mentoring approach with student researchers and professionals in the field. Paired with local and national experts serving as mentors, students and professionals will work together in developing an applied research study and then presenting the results at the Annual National Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Behavioral Health held in Tampa, FL.

Course Location/Delivery


Admissions Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.  In addition, must also meet the following:

  • M.S. or Enrolled in M.S./Ph.D. in areas of mental health, behavioral health, public health, social work, nursing, or ed, or wk full time in behavioral health community agency
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Application Process

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



Requirements of this Certificate (15 Credit Hours)

Time Limit

2 years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

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


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