The Department of Health Policy & Management in partnership with University College offers two Graduate Certificates designed for those individuals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Graduate Certificate Programs allow a student to take a concentration in a specific topical area without being admitted to a degree program. Certificates range from 12 to 18 credits to complete, depending on the one selected. By comparison, the MPH requires a minimum of 42 credits.
Open to students who have completed a Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate Programs are designed to meet your continuing professional education needs. Credits taken can apply, if appropriate, to a Masters or PhD degree in Public Health or related disciplines should the student later be admitted to seek a degree.
Graduate Certificate program acceptance requires admittance by the Graduate School.
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Policy & Management
This certificate is designed to serve persons who want to enhance knowledge and skills in management of programs and public policies that advance the health of communities and populations, and who may not be available in the local community to do so.
Graduate Certificate in Health Management and Leadership:
This certificate is designed to serve persons who want to enhance their knowledge and potential to pursue management and leadership positions in health services. It furthers an understanding of health system organization and financing, health policy, managed care and insurance, and management decision-making.
For more information about the Graduate Certificates: http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/xhm.html