Requirements for the Certificate
This program addresses the systemic root causes of health disparities by providing trainees with an academic foundation for the promotion of health equity through conducting/evaluating culturally tailored community-based interventions, mobilizing communities where disparities exists, and advocating for healthy public policy.
Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the MPH program.
Students must complete 15 credits, including Overview of Health Equity, Introduction to Community Health, Health Equity: Research and Interventions (or approved methods class substitute), and the Integrative Seminar in Health Equity. A field experience such as an equity-focused MPH practicum or participation in the Health Equity Journal Club is required. The certificate program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full-time study. An option does exist for finishing in three semesters.
Note: Some additional credits that do not apply to any degree or other certificate must be completed for each certificate program.