Product Stewardship

Graduate Certificate in Product Stewardship

Application, admission, and degree-granting requirements and regulations shall be applied equitably to all individuals, applicants and students regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Product Stewardship, students must complete coursework in the three areas of public health and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (“B” grade on a 4.0 scale). All product stewardship courses require authorization before registering. Please call (317) 278-0337 to obtain authorization.

Admission Criteria

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  • Competent written and oral communication skills.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • There are no mandatory pre-requisites for admission to the MS program; however, previous exposure to physical or life sciences is helpful.
  • Students meeting these requirements are not guaranteed admission. Other admission factors include references, work experience, and the personal statement.

Instructions

When filling out the online application you must select "Graduate Certificate in Product Stewardship" as the program of your choice.

The Admissions Committee will review your application once all supporting documents and requirements are met.

Application Fee: A non-refundable $60.00 fee (only payable by American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) is required in order to process the application.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

GRE scores are not required for the Graduate Certificate in Product Stewardship.

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement should contain only responses to the following two questions. Applicants must upload their responses to the Additional Uploads section of the application link.

Please answer each of the following two questions in a concise and well-written essay format. Responses to each question should not exceed 100 words. 

  • Where did your interest in product stewardship originate?
  • What do you think you might be doing professionally five years from now?

Resume

For each position on the resume or CV, provide the job title, employing agency, dates employed, and responsibilities held. Indicate any additional strengths or skills such as fluency in foreign languages, research experience, teaching experience, community service and demonstration of leadership skills. Include professional certifications, honors, and awards.

Applicants must upload their resume or CV to the Additional Uploads section of the application link.

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US Applicants

Official post-secondary transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent directly from the institutions to the Fairbanks School of Public Health. This includes previous study at Indiana University campuses. U.S. applicants who studied at foreign institutions as part of a study abroad experience at their U.S. college or university do not need to provide a WES evaluation of their study abroad coursework.

Applicants who have not earned a degree at the time of application submission will be required to submit an official transcript upon completion of their undergraduate degree. The final official transcript should indicate the degree earned and the date of conferral. These final official transcripts must be sent directly from the awarding institution to:

IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
Office of Student Services and Admissions
Attn: Shawne Mathis
1050 Wishard Blvd. RG 6016
Indianapolis, IN 46202

International Applicants

Official post-secondary transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent directly from the institutions to FSPH Office of Student Services.

It is strongly recommended that all transcripts be submitted as soon as possible to allow IU Office of International Affairs adequate time to verify transcripts. Please note that it can take up to four weeks for transcripts to be verified.

Transcripts must be sent from the institution in the institution’s sealed envelope directly to:

IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
Office of Student Services and Admissions
Attn: Shawne Mathis
1050 Wishard Blvd. RG 6016
Indianapolis IN 46202

Applicants who have not earned a degree at the time of application submission will be required to submit an official transcript upon acceptance to the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health. This official transcript should indicate the degree earned and date of conferral. If the applicant did not earn the degree at the time of application, please send an updated official transcript with degree earned and date of conferral to:

IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
Office of Student Services and Admissions
Attn: Shawne Mathis
1050 Wishard Blvd. RG 6016
Indianapolis IN 46202

Recommendations

One letter of recommendation is required from a professional source that can provide an unbiased critical assessment of the applicant’s abilities, skills and strengths and weaknesses. Examples of professional and academic sources include academic advisors, professors, preceptors, team leaders or immediate supervisors. Examples of sources that are not acceptable include coworkers, classmates and relatives.

The applicant’s recommender will receive an electronic request to write their letter AFTER the applicant has submitted the online application.

International Students

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health requires applicants whose native language is not English or whose academic study was done exclusively at non-English speaking institutions to prove English proficiency by providing either official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. Scores must be under two years old.

Applicants who reside in the U.S. at the time of application must submit TOEFL, ILETS or IUPUI EAP (English for Academic Purposes) exam scores.

Applicants who are admitted with TOEFL score of 100 and IELTS score of 7.5 will not require any additional English test or courses. 

Applicants who are admitted and do not meet TOEFL score of 100 or IELTS score of 7.5, must also enroll and successfully complete ENG-G 513 Academic Writing Grad Students through IUPUI during Summer Session II. This course is completely online and designed to meet the academic writing needs of ESL graduate students.

The USMLE and ECFMG do not fulfill the required proof of English proficiency when applying to this program. Applicants who have passed the USMLE or ECFMG must also submit TOEFL, IELTS or EAP Scores.

Applicants must submit:

  • TOEFL scores to IUPUI School Code 1325.
  • IELTS scores can be uploaded to IUPUI application.

For more information about:

IUPUI English Placement Test

International applicants who reside in the U.S. at the time of application must submit TOEFL, ILETS or IUPUI EAP (English for Academic Purposes) exam scores.

International applicants who do not reside in the U.S. at the time of application must submit their TOEFL or ILETS scores with their application and, if admitted to the MSPS program, must also enroll and successfully complete ENG-G 513 Academic Writing Grad Students through IUPUI during Summer Session II. This course is completely online and designed to meet the academic writing needs of ESL graduate students.

The USMLE and ECFMG do not fulfill the required proof of English proficiency when applying to the MSPS Program. Applicants who have passed the USMLE or ECFMG must also submit TOEFL, IELTS or EAP Scores.

For further information on the EAP:

EAP Test