College of Health and Human Services2014-2015
Department of Health Sciences
Interdisciplinary Health Policy, Graduate Certificate
What Can I Do with a Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Policy?
* Make that change happen
* Identify social and personal determinants of health important in policy development
* Analyze institutional policies, ordinances or legislation
* Write policy for an agency, a company or a nation
* Influence policy makers on the job, or at the local, state or national level
* Advocate for change in your community or your country
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Policy Analyst for a governmental public health agency
- Legislative policy aide
- Policy analyst for not-for-profit health organization
- Health policy advocate
Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.
No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.
No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.
A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.
A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.
Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.
- Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the “Details” tab for additional information.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||15|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Some online/blended coursework||Required|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- Online application required (www.nau.edu/graduateapply ). Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 gpa (scale is 4.0 = "A"), or the equivalent
- For more details on these admission requirements, please visit http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions-Policy/ .
- International students have additional admission requirements: http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/International/.
Take the following 15 units with a minimum GPA of 3.0:
Required Courses (9 units)
- PSY 636, POS 671 (6 units)
- HPI 698 Taken after courses above and after 3 units of Foundation or Policy Process courses. (3 units)
Interdisciplinary Foundation Courses, select from the following (3 units):
This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate. Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for this certificate.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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