Certificate in the Social Dimensions of Health

Certificate in the Social Dimensions of Health

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the Social Dimensions of Health offered by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health is designed for college graduates who wish to understand the role of social dimensions on health outcomes. The certificate is awarded by UMBC and has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

The four courses in the certificate program provide an understanding of health and health disparities based on systematically examining relationships with social dimensions.

Classes are offered at various times throughout the day to accommodate different schedules. Most courses are offered at 4:30-7:00 pm one day per week to accommodate students with full-time employment or other obligations.

The certificate is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in ANY undergraduate major. Courses may be applied to the Master of Arts program in Applied Sociology, if admitted.

Students can enter the program either in the fall or spring semesters. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until August 1st for Fall admission and January 1st for Spring admission. If you are not able to submit your application by the dates above and are still interested in applying, please contact Kate Hemmis at khemmis1@umbc.edu. Deadlines for international applicants are slightly earlier. Apply here.

This academic program is a participant in the U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment program.