The College of Nursing and Department of Public Health – College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences jointly offer a graduate certificate in health policy to prepare nursing and public health leaders, researchers, and educators to be active in all aspects of policymaking relative to health. The certificate program is designed to build upon and expand concepts from core courses of the curriculum of each discipline’s Master’s degree programs and the previous experiences and interests of students. Certificate candidates must currently be admitted to a graduate program at the university or hold a terminal degree and be a graduate student in good standing and comply with all other applicable academic policies. Course experiences will foster the examination and application of current policy research and the development of skills related to policy analysis, research, program evaluation, and advocacy.
A minimum of four graduate courses will be required for the certificate:
- NURS 612 (cross-listed, same as PUBH 612) – 3 credit hours
- PUBH 520 – 3 credit hours
- NURS 614 (cross-listed, same as PUBH 614), 3 credit hours minimum
- Elective(s) – 3 credit hours minimum; must be selected in consultation with assigned certificate program advisor
Total credit hours may vary based on the student’s academic record, experiences, and objectives. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours.