Certificate in Disability and Health Equity Policy

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 44.0503

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3099

About the Program

The online Certificate in Disability and Health Equity Policy is designed to provide training and skill development for students and professionals to influence and lead in any position that supports individuals with disabilities, their families or caregivers, service providers and program administrators, and policymakers. This certificate will prepare students for leadership roles in supporting effective and equitable policy development, implementation, and evaluation.

The certificate is offered entirely online to provide qualified students and working professionals with an opportunity to acquire these credentials regardless of restrictions in time and physical location. Those who successfully complete the certificate program and wish to broaden their scope of public health education could pursue an MPH degree program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete application form
  • Working knowledge of and access to a personal computer (no more than four years old), high-speed connection to the Internet, and Microsoft Office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to download free versions of software required for the program
  • Demonstrated interest or work experience in one or more fields of public health, disability services, disability policy, or health equity

Program Requirements

Required Courses
HMP 661Disability and Measurement 3.0
HMP 660Public Policy and Advocacy3.0
Selectives (pick 2)6.0
Medicaid and Disability Policy
Maternal & Child Health Policy
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice
Intersectional Perspectives

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
HMP 6613.0HMP 662 or 5193.0HMP 551 or CHP 6833.0HMP 6603.0
 3 3 3 3
Total Credits 12

Additional Information

For more information about this certificate, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
dsphadvising@drexel.edu

Additional information can be found on the Drexel University Online website, including admissions criteria and how to apply.

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