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Graduate Certificates

Academic Year: 2009 – 2010

Graduate certificates provide students with an opportunity to gain specialized knowledge at the graduate level while requiring less coursework than would be required for a full degree. A graduate certificate can be a good choice for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree but are not seeking a full master’s degree; for students who are pursuing a master’s degree and wish to use the graduate certificate coursework as an area of specialization; and for students who have completed master’s degrees and who desire additional coursework related to their job responsibilities.

UIS’ graduate certificates are short courses of study based on faculty judgments about sets of courses that provide focused expertise in a given area. Each of UIS’ graduate certificates has gone through a review process that involves required approvals at the department, college, and campus levels.

COLLEGE of BUSINESS and MANAGEMENT

Offerings: Graduate Certificates in IT Project Management, Digital Organizations, Business Process Management

Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management (online and on-ground) (9 Hrs.)

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6067
Email: mis@uis.edu
Website: mis.uis.edu

The Certificate in IT Project Management provides information systems practitioners with the fundamental knowledge needed to manage information technology projects. This certificate is awarded on completion of the required coursework. Individuals may work on the certificate part time without being formally enrolled in a degree program, or may complete it as part of the MS degree in Management Information Systems.

Entrance and Course Requirements
Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study. Candidates for the certificate will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B or better.

Required courses
*MIS 513 Management Information Systems 3 Hrs.
MIS 552 Systems Analysis and Design 3 Hrs.
MIS 573 Project Management 3 Hrs.
*If MIS 513 has been taken as part of another MIS graduate certificate, the student must substitute another UIS Management Information Systems course, not included as a required course in another certificate, in its place.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Organizations (online and on-ground) (9 Hrs.)

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6067
Email: mis@uis.edu
Website: mis.uis.edu

The Certificate in Digital Organizations provides information systems practitioners with the fundamental knowledge needed to be able to successfully supply new and emerging information technology solutions to organizations’ clients. This certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework. Individuals may work on the certificate part time without being formally enrolled in a degree program, or may complete it as part of the MS degree in Management Information Systems.

Entrance and Course Requirements
Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study. Candidates for the certificate will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B or better.

Required Courses
*MIS 513 Management Information Systems 3 Hrs.
MIS 571 Electronic Commerce: Business Uses of the Internet 3 Hrs.
* If MIS 513 has been taken as part of another MIS graduate certificate, the student must substitute another UIS Management Information Systems course, not included as a required course in another certificate, in its place.

Graduate Certificate in Business Process Management (online and on-ground) (9 Hrs.)

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6067
Email: mis@uis.edu
Website: mis.uis.edu

The Certificate in Business Process Management provides information systems practitioners with the fundamental knowledge needed to be able to successfully analyze, define, and design organizational processes and to effectively apply information technology to these processes. This certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework. Individuals may work on the certificate part time without being formally enrolled in a degree program, or may complete it as part of the MS degree in Management Information Systems.

Entrance and Course Requirements
Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study. Candidates for the certificate will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B or better.

Required Courses
*MIS 513 Management Information Systems 3 Hrs.
MIS 575 Technology Management and Organizational Transformation 3 Hrs.
MIS 568 Enterprise Models 3 Hrs.
* If MIS 513 has been taken as part of another MIS graduate certificate, the student must substitute another UIS Management Information Systems course, not included as a required course in another certificate, in its place.

COLLEGE of EDUCATION and HUMAN SERVICES

Offerings: Graduate Certificates in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Legal Aspects of
Education; Post-master’s Certificates: Superintendent Certificate, Chief School Business Official, Pathway to the Principalship for NBCT

Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse (on-ground) (20 Hrs.)

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6687
Email: hms@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/humanservices

The Human Services Department offers a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse to provide education to individuals who wish to become certified in the substance abuse counseling profession, but who do not wish to complete a formal degree program. On completion of the required 20 semester hours of courses, students may take the Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) exam through the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA). Students seeking admission to this certificate must have a two-year history of sobriety.

Required Courses:
HMS 521 Advanced Interviewing and Intervention 4 Hrs.
HMS 525 Alcoholism and Substance Abuse epartmentcheck. This endorsement has an online code. No on-ground code.ok. 3 Hrs.
HMS 526 Lab for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Course 1 Hr.
HMS 527 Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse 4 Hrs.
HMS 528 Dual Diagnosis and Relapse Prevention 4 Hrs.
HMS 531 Drug Abuse in America: A Critical Perspective (elective)
or any course in Human Services 4 Hrs.

Graduate Certificate in Legal Aspects of Education (online) (18 Hrs.)

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6306
Email: edl@uis.edu or mtl@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/educationalleadership/ or http://mtl.uis.edu

By completing nine of the 10 courses in the Legal Aspects of Education online course series (two credit hours each), teachers can receive a special graduate certificate. This program provides opportunities for educational leaders to increase their knowledge base about legal issues currently facing their profession. It is aimed at teacher-leaders seeking to advance their professional education credentials.

EDL 574 Critical Legal Issues in Education 2 Hrs.
EDL 575 Legal Aspects of Special Education 2 Hrs.
EDL 576 Minimizing Legal Risks in the Education Workplace 2 Hrs.
EDL 577 Schools in The Legal System 2 Hrs.
EDL 578 Educational Workplace Employability Issues 2 Hrs.
EDL 579 Collective and Interest-based Bargaining 2 Hrs.
EDL 580 Teacher, Parent, and Student Rights 2 Hrs.
EDL 581 Legal Responsibilities for the Education Workplace 2 Hrs.
EDL 582 Political Action and Advocacy 2 Hrs.
EDL 583 Teaching Law In K-12 Schools 2 Hrs.

Post-Master’s Certificates

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6306
Email: edl@uis.edu or mtl@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/educationalleadership/ or http://mtl.uis.edu

The post-master’s certificate program has two distinct concentrations. The Superintendent’s Endorsement is designed to meet the professional growth needs of Illinois educators who are prepared for central office leadership positions. The Chief School Business Official (CSBO) Endorsement is designed to prepare Illinois educators for advanced study and preparation in the organization and administration of the management of fiscal, physical, and human resources of a public school district in Illinois. Courses in either concentration are appropriate for candidates who are currently employed as building principals, State Board of Education personnel, and central administrative staff. Courses include a carefully planned set of standards-based experiences designed to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to meet candidates’ needs and interest in the areas of the Superintendent’s Endorsement and/or Chief School Business Official Endorsement.

Candidates may work to meet the certification requirements for both concentrations within the Post-Master’s Certificate Program.

The post-master’s Superintendent Certificate program leading to the Superintendent’s Endorsement requires the completion of 36 semester hours of coursework, which includes 32 hours of EDL courses and two semesters (two credit hours each) of clinical experiences.

Academic content for the sequence includes the following courses:
EDL 603 Advanced Seminar on Law and Public Policy 4 Hrs.
EDL 604 Politics of Education: Federal, State, and Local Politics and Policies 4 Hrs.
EDL 605 Research in Educational Leadership 4 Hrs.
EDL 611 Superintendent as Instructional Leader 4 Hrs.
EDL 612 Management of Educational Funds and Facilities 4 Hrs.
EDL 621 Superintendent and Central Staff/Personnel Management 4 Hrs.
EDL 626 Clinical Experiences/Internship I 2 Hrs.
EDL 627 Clinical Experiences/Internship II 2 Hrs.
EDL 635 Organizational Theory and Leadership 4 Hrs.
EDL 680 Leadership and School Improvement 4 Hrs.

The Chief School Business Official Certificate program, leading to the chief school business official (CSBO) endorsement, requires the completion of 34 semester hours of coursework in an online and on-campus delivery system, which includes 28 hours of EDL courses and three semesters (two credit hours each) of clinical experiences.

Academic content for the sequence includes the following courses:

EDL 579 Collective & Interest-based Bargaining 2 Hrs.
EDL 582 Political Action and Advocacy 2 Hrs.
EDL 603 Advanced Seminar on Law and Public Policy 4 Hrs.
EDL 612 Management of Educational Funds and Facilities 4 Hrs.
EDL 621 Superintendent and Central Staff/Personnel Management 4 Hrs.
EDL 626 Clinical Experiences/Internship I 2 Hrs.
EDL 627 Clinical Experiences/Internship II 2 Hrs.
EDL 628 Clinical Experiences/Internship III 2 Hrs.
EDL 635 Organizational Theory and Leadership 4 Hrs.
EDL 640 Business Application Revenues 4 Hrs.
EDL 645 Business Application Expenditures 4 Hrs.
(* Note: If students are lacking in fundamentals because their master’s degree was not in education (research or curriculum) they may be asked to make up for these deficiencies by taking an MTL online course in research or curriculum development or both.)
EDL 541 *Educational Research Methods (online) 4 Hrs.
EDL 543 *Instructional Design (online) 4 Hrs.
EDL 605 *Research in Educational Leadership (on-campus) 4 Hrs.
EDL 611 *Superintendent as Instructional Leader (on-campus) 4 Hrs.

Graduate Certificate in Pathway to the Principalship for National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT)

Note: Admissions to certificate are pending approval from the Illinois State Board of
Education.

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6306
Email: edl@uis.edu or mtl@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/educationalleadership/ or http://mtl.uis.edu

This certificate program is designed to meet the requirements established by the Illinois State Board of Education’s Professional Standards for the Type 75 General Administrative endorsement. The purpose of the Type 75 General Administrative certificate for the National Board Certified Teachers is to prepare collaborative, proactive educational leaders committed to improving the quality of educational leadership knowledge in a variety of organizational contexts. Through the NBCT application process, candidates have already demonstrated vast knowledge and skills in specific skill sets of curriculum, instruction, and research areas. This program will be offered as an online and on-campus model of delivery which requires 20 hours of EDL courses, including a 4-hour leadership practicum (clinical internship).

COLLEGE of LIBERAL ARTS and SCIENCES

Offerings: Graduate Certificates in Systems Security, Information Assurance, Women and Gender Studies

Graduate Certificates in Systems Security and Information Assurance

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6770
Email: csc@uis.edu
Website: http://csc.uis.edu/

These certificates are designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills required for teaching information assurance and systems security at the college level. The curricula focus on developing a cadre of teachers qualified to teach information assurance and systems security classes at community colleges and universities. Certificates are awarded on completion of the course work. Information for each is available from the Computer Science Department.

These certificates are offered only in an online format and are open only to college faculty participating in faculty development courses offered through the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) www.cssia.org.

Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study. Candidates for the certificates will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B or better.

Graduate Certificate in Systems Security (online) (16 Hrs.)

Required Courses:
CSC 526 Security Awareness for Teachers 1 Hr.
CSC 527 Network Security I for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 528 Network Security II for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 529 Emerging Technologies Wireless Networks for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 530 Security Design for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 531 Security Graduate Portfolio 3 Hrs.

Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance (online) (15 Hrs.)

Required Courses:
CSC 521 IT Security and Data Assurance I for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 522 IT Security and Data Assurance II Access Control Systems
and Methodology for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 523 Computer Forensics for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 524 Information Assurance System Design and Analysis for Teachers 3 Hrs.
CSC 525 Information Assurance Graduate Portfolio 3 Hrs.

Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies (on-ground) (16 Hrs.)

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6962
Email: wgs@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/womenandgenderstudies

This certificate is designed to enable students to develop a graduate-level understanding of women and gender. It may be taken without pursuing a master’s degree or may be incorporated into a graduate degree.

The certificate will be particularly valuable in preparing students for careers which require expertise on gender. These include the broad areas of law and advocacy, healthcare and medicine, social work, education, counseling, human relations and resources, and government or public service. As the workplace and public life becomes increasingly complex and diverse, both the private and public sector want employees with sensitivity to gender and women’s issues such as sexual harassment, flex-time, parental leave, violence against women, pay equity, and equal employment opportunities, to name a few.

Entrance and Course Requirements
Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study.

In addition, candidates for the WGS certificate must write a goal statement and have an interview with a women’s studies faculty member. Students may be conditionally admitted to the certificate program until they pass WGS 501 Advanced Feminist Theories. Women and Gender Studies will assign an adviser to help develop a course of study that meets the student’s goals. Candidates for the certificate must complete course requirements with a grade of B or better.

Women and Gender Studies and other departments offer a large number of 400-level, cross-listed WGS courses and a small number of 500-level courses.

Required Courses:
* WGS 501 Advanced Feminist Theories 4 Hrs.
WGS graduate-level electives (400 or 500) 8-12 Hrs.*
*Note: The WGS 411 Feminist Theories course is a prerequisite for WGS 501. If WGS 411 was completed as part of undergraduate coursework, 12 hours of WGS graduate electives are required to complete the certificate. If WGS 411 is taken as part of the graduate certificate, 8 hours of WGS graduate electives are required to complete the certificate.

COLLEGE of PUBLIC AFFAIRS and ADMINISTRATION

Offerings: Graduate Certificates in Public Sector Labor Relations, Management of Nonprofit Organizations, Environmental Risk Assessment, Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, Law for Human Services and Social Work, Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Environmental Health

These certificates are designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills required for effective management of public agencies or their subunits. The curricula focus on improving the administrative knowledge and performance of individuals employed at all levels of government and nonprofit organizations. Certificates are awarded on completion of the course work. Brochures detailing content, policies, and procedures for each are available from the departments hosting the certificates.

Graduate certificates provide students with the opportunity to gain substantial graduate-level expertise in specified areas without having to pursue a full master’s degree. Students who are pursuing a master’s degree, however, may also enroll in course work that leads to a certificate.

Entrance and Course Requirements
Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study. Candidates for the certificates will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B or better.

Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations (on-ground) (16 hrs.)

Contact Information for Public Administration:
Phone: 217/206-6310
Email: mpa@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/publicadministration/

Contact Information for Legal Studies:
Phone: 217/206-6535
Email: les@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/legalstudies

The certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations is intended for professionals in the field of public sector labor relations, for individuals in the field of public sector human resource(s) management who wish to upgrade their skills in labor relations, for individuals interested in pursuing union leadership roles, or for those who are beginning their careers and wish to prepare for a career working in or with public sector labor relations.

Individuals may take these courses and earn the certificate part time without being formally enrolled in any degree program, or may complete it as part of a degree program.

A grade of B or better must be earned in each of these classes to qualify for the certificate.

Required Courses:

PAD 509 Workplace Democracy 4 Hrs.
PAD 468 Labor Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 4 Hrs.
PAD 511 Collective Bargaining 4 Hrs.
LES 463 Labor Law or
PAD 452/LES 449/WGS 449 Nondiscrimination Laws in Employment 4 Hrs.

Graduate Certificate in Management of Nonprofit Organizations (on-ground) (20 Hrs.)

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6310
Email: mpa@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/publicadministration/

The graduate certificate in Management of Nonprofit Organizations requires 20 hours of coursework from the menu below. All of the courses are offered at night or on weekends. Individuals may take these courses and earn the certificate part time without being formally enrolled in any degree program, or may complete it as part of a degree program.

A grade of B or better must be earned in the required courses to qualify for the certificate.

Required Courses:

PAD 542 Non-Profit Sector & Society 4 Hrs.
PAD 545 Public Financial Management or PAD 504 Budget and Finance 4 Hrs.
PAD 541 Nonprofit Sector: Human Resources 4 Hrs.
PAD 543 Marketing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations or PAD 544 Fund Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations 4 Hrs.

One of the following electives not taken in previous requirements: 4 Hrs.
PAD 543 Marketing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PAD 544 Fund Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PAD 533 Program Evaluation PAD 534 Program Implementation PAD 590 Topics in Public Administration PAD 580 Public Administration Internship Seminar

Graduate Certificate in Law for Human Services and Social Work (on-ground) (16 Hrs.)

Contact Information for Legal Studies:
Phone: 217/206-6535
Email: les@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/legalstudies

The certificate is geared to provide an introduction to legal processes and legal rights issues to professionals involved with providing services to the health care, medical communities, and government agency clientele. It is structured to provide sufficient substantive familiarity with law and legal concepts in the particular areas to allow certificate holders to hold themselves out as having a basic educational background in these areas. It also would help those who are regularly called upon to testify or take judicially ordered or sanctioned actions as part of their jobs.

Social workers and people who work in a variety of human services positions spend considerable amounts of time explaining its requirements to their clients, figuring out what must be done to comply with it, providing testamentary or other evidence in response to legal mandates, or simply dealing with agencies and other human services workers within the framework provided by the legal system. This four-course certificate program provides familiarity to basic legal and institutional information needed by professional human services workers and offers a way that newcomers to the professional service arena can document familiarity with legal application skills.

Required Courses:

LES 501 Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies 4 Hrs.
LES 474 Law of Evidence 3 or 4 Hrs.
LES 482 Ethics in Government 4 Hrs.

One of the following: 4 Hrs.
LES 448 Juvenile Law
LES 449 Non-Discrimination Laws in Employment
LES 446 Family Law
LES 522 Health Care Law, Patient Privacy, and HIPAA

This selection of courses is designed to promote a focused yet comprehensive introduction to legal processes and basic informational materials. It simultaneously provides: knowledge of the legal institutions and their interrelationship; familiarity with administrative agency structure, dictates, and constraints; information on appropriate and inappropriate approaches to materials or operations within the governmental or judicial system, whichever better meets the student’s professional concerns; and substantive legal materials on an area of particular interest or professional concern to the student.

Student advising for those who are seeking a certificate only, without a degree in legal studies, will be handled by the chair of legal studies, who has been designated the certificate program advisor.

Public Health Graduate Certificates

The UIS Public Health Department offers five graduate certificates in Public Health:

* Community Health Education
* Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security
* Environmental Health
* Environmental Risk Assessment
* Epidemiology

Students interested in pursuing any of the graduate certificates should contact the UIS Public Health Department.

Contact Information:
Phone: 217/206-6250
Website: www.uis.edu/publichealth/

These competency-based graduate certificates are designed to provide opportunities for continuing education for health professionals without formal public health training, for those interested in life-long learning, and for mid-career professionals. Certificate coursework may be taken by either a non-degree seeking student or in conjunction with other graduate work. Coursework may be applied to the MPH general degree or the MPH degree with a concentration in Environmental Health. Similarly, students in the MPH degree programs may apply coursework toward obtaining one or more of the certificates.

Entrance Requirements
The program requires formal application for admission to the university followed by review of the application by faculty of the Department of Public Health. The department faculty will provide academic advising to certificate students.

Individuals who have bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges and universities are eligible to apply to the certificate programs. A background in the biological sciences demonstrated by transcript credit of at least three semester hours is required, with a strong science background desirable. Admission will be based on an overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00-point scale, or 2.75 or better with documentation of substantial professional experience in the field of the certificate.

Individuals wanting to apply the certificate work to a graduate degree in public health must also meet all entrance requirements for degree study (see Public Health). In addition, they must formally apply for admission to the graduate degree.

Fees and Completion
Students completing certificate coursework must submit a completed education plan for signature of advisor and department chair. Students must complete the certificate coursework with a B or better average. One C grade per certificate may be applied if a student has received an A grade in another certificate course.

In addition to tuition, there is a $10 fee at the time of certificate completion to cover administrative costs. Submit the fee to the Bursar’s Office, requesting a receipt be sent to the UIS Department of Public Health Office Manager.

Graduate Certificate in Community Health Education (20 Hrs.)

Students completing this certificate will be able to apply theoretical foundations of health education to communicate effectively with various audiences in the community. The certificate requires successful completion of coursework in each of these areas:

*MPH 506 Community Health Research 4 Hrs.
MPH 508 Program Evaluation for Health Professionals 4 Hrs.
MPH 531 Public Health Policy and Administration 4 Hrs.
MPH 441 Human Well Being 3 or 4 Hrs.
**MPH 561 Community Health Education 4 Hrs.
*Note prerequisite: MPH 503 Biostatistics for the Health Professional (or equivalent)
** Students may also be interested in taking MPH 526 Risk Management and Communication

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (online and on-ground) (20 hours)

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (EPHS Certificate) is a 20-hour interdisciplinary certificate program. Courses for the certificate are offered by all College of Public Affairs and Administration programs: Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Public Health.

The EPHS certificate provides interdisciplinary professional education to the administrators of governmental agencies and others who need to enhance their skills and abilities. This audience may include individuals in law enforcement and fire departments administration, public health agencies, and health care providers, and people in private industry. This unique program provides post-bachelors education for administrators rather than training for first responders.

Students take three core courses and two elective courses to extend these skills to one or two disciplinary areas. The electives have been chosen to include courses on salient issues of public policy influenced by recent challenges in emergency preparedness and homeland security.

Required Core Courses (12 Hrs.):
The three required core courses for the certificate provide students with the opportunity to gain substantial graduate-level expertise in risk assessment, risk communication, and program evaluation.

MPH 527 Environmental Risk Assessment 4 Hrs.
MPH 526 Risk Management and Communication 4 Hrs.
PAD 533 Program Evaluation 4 Hrs.

Elective Courses (8 Hrs.):
Students must take at least two four-hour electives from a list of 400- and 500-level courses from participating departments. Students may select the electives, in consultation with their advisor, from the following courses:

CRJ 447 Investigative Concepts and Analysis 3 Hrs.
CRJ 416 Law Enforcement Challenges: Terrorism 3 Hrs.
LES 522 Health Care Law, Patient Privacy and HIPAA 4 Hrs.
MPH 471 ECCE: Emerging Diseases 3 or 4 Hrs.
MPH 449/CHE 465 Environmental Toxicology 3 or 4 Hrs.
MPH 450 ECCE: Chemicals and the Citizen 4 Hrs.
MPH 478 ECCE: Crisis in Environmental Health 4 Hrs.
PAD 536 Intergovernmental Relations 4 Hrs.
PSC 420 National Security Issues and the U.S. Constitution 4 Hrs.
PSC 470 Terrorism and Public Policy 4 Hrs.
PSC 476 International Politics of the Middle East 4 Hrs.
Other electives may be considered

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health (on-ground) (16 hours)

Students completing this certificate will have basic skills necessary to understand the scope, values, goals and potential of environmental health and protection. This certificate would help prepare students who plan to sit for the Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner exam requirement. The certificate requires successful completion of course work in each of these areas:

MPH 449/ CHE 465 Environmental Toxicology 3 or 4 Hrs.
MPH 511 Foundations of Epidemiology 4 Hrs.
MPH 521 Environmental and Occupational Health 4 Hrs.
MPH 527 Environmental Risk Assessment 4 Hrs.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Risk Assessment (online and on-ground) (16 Hrs.)

Risk assessment is a frequently used tool in environmental analysis. The certificate is for students who wish to acquire a level of competency in this science. The sequence of course work is technically oriented to provide students with the professional education necessary to perform introductory-level risk assessment in their workplaces. Students learn to relate risk assessment methodologies, procedures, and results to environmental health policies.

To receive a certificate, students must take three core courses and complete the risk assessment practicum, for a total of 16 credit hours.

MPH 527 Environmental Risk Assessment 4 Hrs.
MPH 528 Risk Assessment: Air, Land, and Water 4 Hrs.
MPH 529 Risk Assessment Practicum 4 Hrs.
MPH 575 Economics for Policy Analysis
(may substitute ENS 421/ECO 474 Environmental Economics) 4 Hrs.
Additional risk/decision theory course:
MPH 526 Risk Management and Communication 4 Hrs.

Sponsored, risk-based research opportunities at state and federal facilities are available for those seeking independent research experiences.

Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology (on-ground) (18 hours)

Students completing this certificate will develop analytic and computer skills to quantitatively relate epidemiologic theories necessary for specialized roles for public health practice, such as for infectious disease epidemiology. The certificate requires successful completion of course work in each of these areas:

MPH 428 Laboratory Science in Public Health 2 Hrs.
MPH 503 Biostatistics for the Health Professional 4 Hrs.
MPH 511 Foundations of Epidemiology 4 Hrs.
MPH 512 Epidemiology of Infectious and Chronic Diseases 4 Hrs.
MPH 514 Analytical Epidemiology or MPH 575 Economics for Policy Analysis 4 Hrs.