Graduate Certificate in Health Policy

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The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Graduate Certificate in Health Policy is an 18-credit hour program of study designed to meet the needs of working public health professionals who wish to advance their careers by continuing their education. Completing the Certificate will provide you with an introduction to health policy that will incorporate the rapid changes occurring in health care, complex ethical issues, and complicated financing systems. Courses are taught by faculty from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, as well as the IU Schools of Medicine, Law, Nursing, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Liberal Arts. Graduates who are later accepted into the Fairbanks School of Public Health Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree may be able to apply credits earned in the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy toward the MHA degree, if they do so within 24 months of completing the Graduate Certificate, making this a great choice for those considering pursuing a graduate degree in the future.

Degree Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Health Policy, students must complete 18 credit hours of courses which includes 12 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of approved electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (“B” grade on a 4.0 scale). Students who are already enrolled in the MHA degree program are not eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate program. All public health courses require authorization before registering. Please call (317) 274-2000 to obtain authorization.

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