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Degrees Offered

Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: The graduate certificate in Participatory Health Research confirms the completion of graduate level training in the rationale, theoretical underpinnings, methods, and applications of participatory approaches for health and health systems. This methodology strives to develop equitable partnerships among host communities, stakeholders, policy makers, health care providers and researchers in an effort to work together to develop strategies and interventions that will enhance the health of a population.

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Application Deadlines

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
SummerMarch 1
FallJune 1
SpringOctober 1

Application Process

  • Current Mizzou Graduate Students: Complete the Change of Program Form and submit the form directly to the Participatory Health Research program.
  • New/Returning Mizzou Graduate Students: Students new to Mizzou or former Mizzou graduate students returning after a semester break or longer, should complete the Graduate Application for Admission. Please include the application materials listed below in your online application.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application (After acceptance to the Care Management program)
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay
  • Nursing supplemental information (built into the Graduate School application)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • A copy of license for licensed health care professionals only (e.g. R.N., M.D.)