May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health Graduate Certificate, 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.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition, applicants must have:

  • a M.S. or be enrolled in a M.S./Ph.D. in areas of mental health, behavioral health, public health, social work, nursing, or education, or work full-time in a behavioral health community agency

And must submit the following with the application:

  • Personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Current resume or CV

Curriculum Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Complete the following:

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.