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Graduate Certificates

Community Development Policy and Practice (starting fall 2019)

Application deadline has been extended to July 31, 2019.

The Community Development Policy and 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.
For detailed information about the CDPP program, please see the GraduateCatalogFor further information, please contact the CDPP Program Director, Associate Professor Margaret Stout.

Healthcare Administration Graduate Certificate

The Healthcare Administration 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 master's degree and doctoral degree students. Students will apply as a non-degree student in 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 15-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 can 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 Healthcare Administration Graduate Certificate.