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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.

Courses are conveniently offered at 4:30-7:00 pm or 7:10-9:40 pm one day per week Monday through Thursday to accommodate students with full-time employment or other obligations.

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

***UPDATE: Our admissions deadline for Fall 2020 has been extended, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the summer***

Students can enter the program either in the fall or spring semesters, with December 1 as the deadline for spring admission (October 15 for best consideration) and May 1 for fall admission (March 15 for best consideration). 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.