A certificate in psychology is an academic credential that can be earned either in conjunction with or after completing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program. Students currently enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program may wish to expand their knowledge about a particular area of psychology. The certificate program is also an option when they might want to change specializations but don’t want to have to start over again. A graduate certificate in psychology is ideal for these students. Universities give an option where in students can apply for a graduate certificate program during a master’s or doctorate program or after completing the master’s degree. The Postgraduate and Advanced Certificates Programs of the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University offers university-based advanced training opportunities. Derner has been ranked fourth worldwide for psychology–psychoanalysis by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
The Department of Psychology offers a Certificate Program in the Advanced Psychology of Animal Behavior and Conservation (ABC), registered with the New York State Education Department. The ABC Certificate provides formal recognition of training in ABC for students who already possess a baccalaureate or graduate degree in another area and, by virtue of prior educational or practical experience in animal behavior and conservation, are qualified for the additional training described in this proposal.