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Graduate Certificates

Community Development Policy & Practice (Starting Fall 2019)

The Community Development Policy & Practice (CDPP) graduate certificate program is an 18-credit hour plan of study designed to enable in-service practitioners to enhance and advance their careers in the field of community development.  From community organizing to economic development, these activities take place in diverse public, nonprofit, and private enterprise.  Information on how to apply is forthcoming.  

Healthcare Administration Graduate Certificate

The Healthcare Administration (HCA) graduate certificate program is for students who are interested in a career in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, health departments, nursing homes, mental health services, home health services, nonprofit voluntary agencies, health research foundations, public and private insurance, and a variety of governmental agencies. 

There are two options in obtaining the Healthcare Certificate:  

Students may decide to take a concentration in healthcare administration. These arrangements have been made for both Masters degree and Doctoral degree students. Students will apply as a Non-Degree Student under the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences for the Healthcare Administration Certificate.  Students will work closely with their Graduate Major Advisor and the Department of Public Administration Chair to design a plan of study and register for courses.  

A student not desiring a degree may take the fifteen-hour certificate courses and be awarded a certificate upon successful completion.  The student is admitted to the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Non-Degree Program.  Once admitted to the non-degree program the student would talk with the Department of Public Administration concerning courses and applying to graduate with the certificate. Based upon the guidelines of WVU Graduate Catalog, some credits completed may be counted toward degree completion, if the student decides to pursue a graduate degree at a later date. 

See the Graduate Catalog for more information about the HCA Graduate Certificate.Please see the HCA Graduate Certificate for more information.