Student Development: Preparing Research Skills for Doctoral-Level Studies
The Health Services Research Certificate
A fundamental objective of the College of Health and Human Services under "Building Capacity in Health Disparities Research" (HDR) is to prepare the College’s students to conduct research in professional and academic doctoral studies. The College’s Department of Health Administration plays a key role in this objective under HDR with the creation of the Health Services Research Certificate.
The Health Services Research Certificate will lay the foundation for solid research training and experience for graduate students who have shown aptitude and desire to move on to doctoral programs after graduation. To date, nine students have enrolled in the certificate program, with the first certificate awarded in 2008.
A Unique Opportunity
The Certificate in Health Services Research curriculum offers students personalized mentoring from a Health Administration faculty member – a respected and published researcher – to identify their own research interests. They work one-on-one with their mentors to learn new skills, and apply those skills to conduct solid and sound research. Finally, with guidance and feedback from the faculty mentor, students will take that research and produce a publishable paper on one of the most pressing issues in health care.
The Certificate courses are taught evenings, over three Trimesters.
Applications for the Fall Trimester must be received by June 15.
Curriculum and Admission Requirements