The Hobby School of Public Affairs offers several graduate certificates in public policy, including a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy-Health Care Policy. The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy-Health Care Policy is meant to provide an overview of public policy and a specific focus on healthcare-related policy.
Graduate certificates are an excellent way for students to earn additional academic credentials and relevant training in a shorter period of time compared to a full master’s degree. These graduate certificates require four approved courses that can also be counted towards the Master of Public Policy degree if students later apply and join this program.
Applicants must complete a UH Graduate School application and provide official transcripts of all college-level coursework with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, current resume, and a statement of purpose.
The GRE is not required when applying for admission to the graduate certificate programs.
The graduate certificate programs have a $25 application fee.
Credit hours required for this certificate: 12.0
The coursework required for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy-Health Care Policy includes:
In addition to the specific courses that are listed, students can petition the Hobby School to include other courses. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will require the consent of the Hobby School Director of Graduate Studies and the applicable department where the course is offered.
The graduate certificate will only be awarded to students with a 3.0 or higher GPA for classes taken towards completion of the program.
Students that complete the graduate certificate can also apply to the MPP program. If accepted into the MPP program, these courses will then be counted towards the MPP.