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    East Tennessee State University
  Jan 22, 2018
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rural Health Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Deborah L. Slawson, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Assistant Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Community and Behavioral Health

College of Public Health
318 Lamb Hall
Box 70674
(423) 439-4332


Mary Ann Littleton, Ph.D., Associate Professor

311 Lamb Hall
(423) 439-5247

The Rural Health Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit-hour program designed to provide students with knowledge and skills needed to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate rural health programs and services.

Admission to the Program

The criteria for admission to the Rural Health Graduate Certificate Program include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application materials which must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include:

  1. an application;

  2. three (3) letters of recommendation; and

  3. official transcripts from all colleges attended.

All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee.

Students who have completed the Rural Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH in Community Health may have up to fifteen (15) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study.

Total Core Hours: 6 Credit Hours

Total Concentration Hours: 9 Credit Hours

Total Required Coursework Hours: 15 Credit Hours

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see

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