Humanitarian Assistance (Online Graduate Certificate)
The Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance is intended for public health professionals, as well as other humanitarian aid providers, who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of the foundations and principles of humanitarian assistance, while providing mechanisms for putting that knowledge into practice. This certificate is designed to supplement and enhance the work related experiences of professionals who are serving those affected by humanitarian emergencies, either in the United States or abroad, while also providing a foundation for persons that wish to pursue such as career. The Certificate aims to engage students in critical thinking skills, enabling them to help develop more effective aid delivery systems. The Certificate is also intended to enhance the leadership and management skills for public health professionals working with populations in need of humanitarian assistance, particularly international refugees and displaced populations. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and scope and designed to develop and improve the skills of persons interested in providing emergency health services in humanitarian emergencies.
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Admission requirementsThe applicant must document that s/he has the graduate-level knowledge required to enroll in the certificate courses. In addition, the applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Application Process for EnrollmentCall the Graduate Certificate Office at (813) 974-2442 or visit their website at http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to obtain the appropriate applications. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official transcripts
- A 250-word letter of interest stating why you wish to pursue this course of study
Standardization Test Requirements There are no specific test requirements.
Application of Certificate Courses Towards Graduate DegreeUp to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval
Transfer CreditAll students who wish to pursue graduate certificates must be admitted to the graduate certificate program before a second graduate certificate course is completed.
Registration Process for Individual CoursesFollow the accepted procedure for graduate level courses. First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system. Follow directions given on-line.
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate The certificate must be completed in four years.
Tuition and feesFees parallel that of standard graduate-level courses. Please visit http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/xha.html
Course locationThis certificate is fully online.
Department contact informationWayne Westhoff, Ph.D. at 813-974-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boo Kwa, Ph.D. at 813-974-6635 or email@example.com
Pre-Admission Counseling and AdvisingPre-Admission Counseling and Advising (813) 974-6505 or Advisor@health.usf.edu