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Urban Health Disparities Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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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.

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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).

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
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

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $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)
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