Dec 08, 2021  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Systems Leadership Graduate Certificate

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The Health Leadership graduate certificate provides students with training in areas critical to public health, healthcare, and community health leadership in the 21st century. The curriculum addresses topics such as population health, health policy, health services and systems organization, leadership, and change management. Students can complete the certificate part-time and online over the course of one calendar year.

Admission Requirements

Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 and apply for admission to the Graduate School with the classification of “Graduate Certificate.” To apply students must submit:

  1. Transcripts of undergraduate degree program and any prior and/or current graduate study to Graduate Admissions.
  2. An application and one-page letter describing their intent to pursue the certificate and its relevance to their career goals to the Academic Services Coordinator of the School of Public Health.
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation, including at least one from a current supervisor or leader.

Applicants for whom English is not their primary language are required to meet the University’s minimum required TOEFL score or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  Acceptance into the certificate program is not an implied acceptance into any master’s degree program.

Graduation Requirements

  1. The student must complete all four (4) required courses with a minimum 3.0 (B) average in all courses.
  2. All courses towards certification must be completed within eight years.

In the semester of graduation, the student must submit the Intent to Graduate Form to the Graduate School and a Graduate Certificate Candidacy form to the School’s Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline specified by the Graduate School.

Retention Requirements

Students in the graduate certificate must maintain at least a 3.0 (B) average in all courses.

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