This program is no longer accepting applications.
The graduate certificate program in community and public health practice is directed toward students with bachelor's degrees who currently work in community or public health or other relevant fields and who want to solve public health problems and apply a breadth of knowledge and expertise in the community.
The graduate certificate program in community and public health practice includes three credit hours (135 clock hours) of internship.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing or a related field from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited academic institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- current unencumbered professional license in the state where the internship will be conducted or an unencumbered Arizona professional practice license (if necessary)
- three professional recommendations from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant's academic and leadership potential
- proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
An interview with the program faculty is required before a student will be admitted to the certificate program.