Sep 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rural Health, Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Bethesda O’Connell, Dr.PH., Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
3rd Floor, Sherrod Library
(423) 439-4816

The Rural Health Graduate Certificate Program is a 17-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. transcripts from all colleges attended.

All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee.

Articulation Agreement

Students who have completed the Rural Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH with a concentration in Community Health may have up to seventeen (17) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits.

Rural Health, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 17 credits

Required Courses 17 credits
TOTAL 17 credits

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