Procedures

Students are encouraged to meet with a member of the Health Design Certificate Council prior to filing an application and completing a degree plan.

Step One: 

Application for the Certificate. At the time of filing a degree plan, the student will complete an Application for the Certificate in Health Systems & Design and attach to it a copy of the Degree Plan signed by the student's Graduate Advisory Committee and the head of the student's department. The Certificate Council will review the application for compliance with the requirements for content.

Step Two: 

Review of the Application. At the time a professional study, professional paper, thesis, or dissertation topic is approved by the Graduate Advisory Committee, the student will provide an abstract and any supporting justification as may be required to the Certificate Council. In the case of doctoral students, dissertation topic approval takes place at the dissertation defense. The qualifying exam should also be presented to the Certificate Council so that the committee can evaluate its relevance prior to further development of the topic. The Certificate Council will review the application for compliance with the requirements for content.

Step Three: 

Issue of the Certificate. At the time the student is approved for receipt of the degree, the Graduate Programs Office will review the approved certificate courses and advise the dean of the College of successful completion. The dean will then authorize the granting of the certificate.