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Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Culture, Communication, and Health Care, Graduate Certificate

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Elizabeth Domholdt, Director, School of Health Science

Joanna DeMarco, Certificate Program Director


Health care providers are deeply concerned about the quality of interaction between care providers and clients of diverse cultural backgrounds. This graduate certificate program is designed to provide practitioners with the tools they need to be effective in this environment. Based on ethnographic methods used by social scientists, the certificate provides training in both theory and practice to enhance the quality of intercultural communications and health care delivery.

Admission Information

The Graduate Certificate in Culture, Communication and Health Care requires that students complete at least one course in statistics and introductory research methods at the undergraduate level prior to application. Working professionals with a basic knowledge of statistics and an undergraduate degree may also apply. Submission and evaluation of official transcripts will be required to determine if any prerequisite courses are needed.

Degree-seeking graduate students who meet this requirement and hold Regular admission status may be admitted to the certificate program. Credits earned for the certificate may be applied toward a graduate degree as approved by the student’s graduate program director and in keeping with the policies of the College of Graduate Studies. Alternatively, the applicant must meet the graduate certificate admission requirements  detailed in the Admissions section of this Catalog. With program permission, non-degree graduate students may enroll in the courses noted below, but non-degree graduate students cannot earn a University graduate certificate.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in health care or a related profession.

Submit application materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.

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For further information, contact:
The Department of Health Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue Health Sciences 101
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 687-3567 Fax: (216) 687-9316

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