The Center on Domestic Violence Program on Gender-Based Violence (PGV) offers an array of academic programs that prepare current and future leaders to be catalysts for change in the nonprofit and public sectors.
The PGV offers a unique and challenging curriculum designed to develop and support strong leaders who are dedicated to bringing an end to violence in our culture.
Our program blends public policy, organizational management, social justice work and gender-based violence education in a powerful and dynamic way.
Whether you are a student preparing for work in the gender-based violence field or a committed advocate who is interested in broadening your opportunities through education, our interdisciplinary approach will expand your understanding of gender-based violence as you explore innovative and reliable solutions.
The PGV fulfills a nationally-recognized imperative to educate individuals in a broad range of disciplines to expertly respond to survivors of gender-based violence and work toward social justice in communities. Individuals are trained to step into formal and informal leadership roles in the movement to end violence in our culture.
Our program fuses education in gender-based violence with:
Students are uniquely prepared to make a real difference – to advocate for change and to be a critical link to the well-being and safety of survivors.
Through innovative and quality education, the PGV creates:
The PGV is offered as a concentration within two masters degree programs offered by the School of Public Affairs:
These master’s degree programs combine eight online courses (or traditional in-classroom courses for Colorado residents) with four required gender-based PGV courses.
The School of Public Affairs offers a doctoral degree in Public Affairs. Doctoral students may choose to focus their studies and dissertation in gender-based violence. This option should be discussed with the Director of the PhD program or the Director of the Center on Domestic Violence.
Earn your graduate-level certification independent of a degree program. Certificate classes feature nationally-renowned speakers and unique opportunities for networking and discussion with peers and subject matter experts.
We offer two certificates:
In addition to the required Program on Gender-Based Violence (PGV) courses, all PGV students are included in the unique cohort experience.