The 18-credit certificate program is ideal for health care professionals who are seeking career enhancement in the field of public health. Students learn to apply the principles of public health leadership, stewardship, and policy implementation to manage state and local health departments and various nonprofit organizational and community health program initiatives.
The program curriculum, including short descriptions of the required courses, is available in Mason's University Catalog. Courses are taught once a week in the late afternoon and evening. Occasionally, a course is offered on alternate Saturdays, and a few are offered online. The on-campus classes are primarily offered at the Fairfax Campus, but some are held at the Arlington Campus.
Admission to the program is competitive. Applicants are evaluated on the strength of their academic background and any additional evidence of potential success in the program.
Program Admission Standards
If you are currently a graduate student enrolled in a degree program within the College of Health and Human Services, fill out a one-page application form to add a certificate as a secondary program of study. Please review Mason’s requirements for graduate certificates and then contact the Department Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-1929 to obtain a copy of the application form.
The following are required to apply to George Mason University if you are not currently a graduate student enrolled in a degree program within the College of Health and Human Services.
One set of official transcripts from all institutions attended. For all degrees obtained outside the U.S., transcripts must be evaluated. View the international transcript submission guidelines for application to Mason graduate programs. In order to expedite the processing of your application, you may upload unofficial transcripts into your application. You will still be required to submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. However, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission review. Please review the FAQs regarding transcripts on the university admissions website if you have further questions about transcript submission. Visit Graduate Application Requirements for HAP Programs for more information.