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Health Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Rural and Community Health

Helping Communities by Improving Health Outcomes

CWU’s new Graduate Certificate in Rural and Community Health offers students the chance to pursue graduate coursework in public health with a focus on rural and underserved communities.

The program emphasizes applied study to build skills in program planning and evaluation, health services administration and management, grant writing, and leadership within public health-related agencies that serve rural and other underserved communities.

This 24-credit online certificate can be completed in three academic quarters, which is ideal for working professionals and prospective students who are unable to commute to Ellensburg for a traditional program in residence..

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Rural and Community Health will be able to:

  • Design, implement and evaluate strategies that improve health at the individual, community, and population level
  • Identify determinants of health disparities in a variety of diverse settings and populations, including rural communities
  • Demonstrate skills in effective management of public health programs and collaborative partnership development for health improvements at the population level

Please see the School of Graduate Studies and Research for admission requirements.

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