The purpose for graduate certificates is to meet the supplemental education needs of professionals. As jobs and job-related responsibilities change, a person often needs additional training in a specific area. A graduate certificate program is a set of courses that provides in-depth knowledge in a subject matter.
The Graduate Certificate in Rural Community Health is designed for professionals who are practicing or plan to practice in rural communities. The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is designed for professionals who are practicing or plan to practice in global communities. These 12 credit hour, online graduate-level certificate programs include two core courses with an individualized practicum experience during the third semester in the principle area of interest. The three courses are consecutive, building over three semesters (fall, spring and summer) culminating in either a Rural Community Health Certificate or Global Health Certificate. Upon completion, graduates will have the foundational knowledge and skills to engage in a variety of settings in medically underserved areas around the world. Completion of an online orientation module is required.