Urban Health Disparities Certificate of Graduate Study

Urban Health Disparities Certificate of Graduate Study

Urban Health Disparities Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Urban Health Disparities provides a sequence of courses for those who wish to work in a variety of settings, geared toward community health advocacy and leadership or other positions in non-profit organizations, hospitals, business, community health organizations, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, research and advocacy groups, faith-based institutions, and educational institutions. The program's focus on health care inequity, health care access, and social justice issues will enhance students' marketability for leadership positions in organizations seeking individuals with social action and community-health knowledge. The Urban Health Research Studio experience can be an applied community-based field experience (whenever possible) or a pure research endeavor with Rowan University faculty members.



The Certificate of Graduate Study in Urban Health Studies is a part-time program offered in an face-to-face format at our Camden, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses).


The following courses make up the Certificate of Graduate Study in Urban Health Disparities program.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
SOC 08575 Social Determinants of Health: Theory and Intervention in Urban Settings 3
SOC 08599 Urban Environmental Health 3
SOC 08600 Social Experience of City Life and Urban Inequalities 3
SOC 08690 Urban Health Research Studio 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 12

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Urban Health Disparities Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1