Jan 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rural and Community Health Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Rural and Community Health offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate coursework in public health with a focus on the determinants of health in rural settings and the resulting health outcomes in such communities. The program focuses on applied study to build skills in program planning and evaluation, health services administration and management, grant writing and leadership within agencies that serve rural communities and other underserved populations. The 17-credit graduate certificate can be completed entirely online in 2 academic quarters, ideal for working students and those who are unable to commute to a traditional face-to-face academic program. 

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Rural and Community Health will, upon completion of the program, be able to:

  • Design, implement and evaluate strategies that improve health at the individual, community, and population level
  • Identify determinants of health disparities in a variety of diverse settings and populations, including rural communities
  • Demonstrate skills in effective management of public health programs and collaborative partnership development for health improvements at the population level

Admission Requirements
In line with university requirements for admission to graduate degree programs in the School of Graduate Studies and Research, students applying to the graduate certificate in rural and community health must submit:

  • A completed application for graduate admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • A written statement of educational and professional objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation written by professors or others capable of assessing your potential for success in a graduate program
  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 payable at the time of filing application

Please see http://www.cwu.edu/masters/apply-cwu-graduate-school for more information.

Graduation Requirements
Students must pass all courses with a minimum grade of B- to complete the graduate certificate program.

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 3

Students will select an additional 3 credits of advisor-approved electives.

Total Credits: 24

College and Department Information

Health Sciences Department  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Program Learner Outcomes
Visit program outcomes to find out what you can expect to know and do after successful completion of this program.

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