This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program will educate students to engage with and respond to civic, social, environmental, medical, and economic challenges at the local, national, and global levels.
Students will learn how to search, interpret, and evaluate the medical and public health literature; including qualitative and quantitative studies. They will examine and critically appraise healthcare delivery systems and health policy at the local and global level; discuss and inform health care delivery, patient safety, quality, and risk management; and articulate and explain principles and practice of medical and public health ethics.
Applications for admission for the Fall 2019 term will be open soon.
Explore Certificate Objectives
Students will be prepared for employment in local, state and government planning and policymaking, community development and advocacy, nonprofit and for-profit leadership, community managers, city and urban planning, entrepreneurs and business owners, international business and peace-making, and health and social research.
Health Science is a 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate program offered in an asynchronous, 100% online environment. This means that we offer maximum flexibility to meet the needs of working professionals. There are no online meetings or set times when you'll need to log in; just submit your coursework before the posted deadline, and check back in for feedback from your instructors and classmates.
As a student in this program, you will acquire expertise in health science. Your classmates will most likely be practicing professionals with a health, scientific, or medical background who are employed or seeking employment in positions requiring or related to this specialization.
Program Completion Timeline
- All four courses will be offered at least once each year to enable you to complete the program within one year.
- Participants choose four courses from the course list.
- Although most students complete the program within one year, you will be allowed up to three years to complete the program.
The Health Science certificate is a stackable credential that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Health and Social Innovation. The 36-credit MS Health and Social Innovation program is available as a hybrid degree combining elements of online and in-class learning and can be completed by a working professional in as little as 24 months. Upon the successful completion of the certificate, all 12 of the credits are completely transferrable to the MS Health and Social Innovation program and the GRE requirement is waived. This means that when you finish your certificate, you'll be 24 credits away from a Master's degree!
Check out the curriculum for the MS Health and Social Innovation.
If you prefer to complete the Master’s and certificate coursework concurrently, please consider applying to the Master's program. The application will be live soon. If you'd like to be put on the waitlist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.