Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families

Volume 1: 2022.2023

Effective 1 June 2022 through 31 May 2023

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

Graduate Certificate
18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Education and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures under the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Program Description

The graduate certificate in immigrant and refugee children and families is for educators who are interested in learning more about working with immigrant and refugee populations. This eighteen credit hour certificate is for those who wish to make an even greater contribution at their workplace. Graduate students are encouraged to assume advocacy roles, to participate in professional organizations, and to contribute to professional conferences and publications.

See also:


  • EPSY 5150 Resilience and Self-Concept Development (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5380 Multicultural Counseling (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5510 Psychosocial Aspects of Migration (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5952 Children, Trauma and Crisis Intervention (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5991 Issues in Assessment: Cultural Diversity & Giftedness in Underserved Populations (3 hours)
  • EPSY 5350 Intercultural Communications (3 hours)


See the Admission section of this catalog for general admission requirements. Students interested in applying must submit their application online at Transcripts should be sent from your institution electronically to If this service is not available, send transcripts to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119 

Additional Requirements

Requirements for admission to the immigrant and refugee children and families certificate program include:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or related area.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Essay.

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Graduate Department of Education.