Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Health Equity

Applications for Spring 2021 are now open, and are due

November 16, 2020

Certificate Description

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Health Equity prepares post-baccalaureate, professional/graduate students and post-doctoral fellows for a comprehensive investigation of disparities in health in America and globally. Students will be prepared to identify social and economic inequalities, analyze barriers in the health care system and propose solutions for achieving health equity.

Requirements for Admission

Currently enrolled UF professional  students (with prior bachelor’s degree) or graduate students, or non-degree seeking students with a baccalaureate degree or professional degree in a health science field from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted to the proposed graduate certificate with the approval of their home academic unit and the College of Pharmacy.

In the certificate application process, the Office of Admissions must complete the following review before your application is referred to your department:

  • Determination of satisfactory conduct record
  • Application fee payment of $30
  • Validation of transcripts and degrees
  • Verification of residency classification

The Office of Admissions cannot forward an application to a certificate program to the department until all materials and transcript(s) have been received.

Please click here to begin an application and for more detailed instructions.

Requirements for Completion

 Required [6 Credit Hours]


  • PHA 6051 Principles of Community Engagement Research 2 Credits, letter-graded
  • PHA 6938  Interdisciplinary Conference in Health Equity 0 Credit, S/U, repeat for two semesters
  • PHA 6010 (Section CRE2 Class # 27462) Interdisciplinary Health Equity Capstone 1 Credit, letter-graded


Health Disparities, [Choose 1 Course—3 credits]


  • PHA 6935 Current Topics on Health Disparities 3 Credits, letter-graded
  • PHC 6441 Health Disparities in the United States 3 Credits, letter-graded
  • NGR 7661 Nursing Science in Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations 3 Credits, letter-graded
  • SYO 6407 Health Disparities 3 Credits, letter-graded


Electives [6 Credit Hours]

Select two courses from the following options; each course is 3 Credits, letter-graded:


  • PHC 6937: Fundamentals of Health Literacy
  • PHC 6447 Ecology of HIV/AIDS in the Rural South
  • PHC 6937 Social Stratification and Health (Taught under Special Topics)
  • SYA 7933 Social Network Analysis (Taught under Special Study in Sociology)
  • SYA7933 Medical Sociology (Taught under Special Study in Sociology)
  • SYA7933 Mental Health & Illness (Taught under Special Study in Sociology)
  • SYA7933 Sexualities and Gender (Taught under Special Study in Sociology)
  • SYD7801 Reproduction and Gender
  • SYP6735 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course
  • HSC 5657 Health and End-of-Life Issues
  • HSC 5576 Nutrition for Special Populations
  • HSC 5626 Minority Health Issues
  • HSC 6575 Women’s Health Issues
  • HSC 6595 HIV/AIDS Education Seminar



Optional [3 Credit Hours]

  • PHA 6910 Supervised Research (Health Disparities)


** Transfer of Credits: All the classes offered by the proposed Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate may be able to be transferred into a graduate degree program provided all Graduate Council transfer credit criteria are satisfied”.