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2003-2005 Graduate Catalog for Ohio University


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Most of the certificate programs listed on this page are open to all students pursuing a graduate program at the University, regardless of college or field. The health care services administration certificate, health policy certificate, the gerontology certificate, and the performance certificate are open to nondegree students. These interdisciplinary programs can complement your primary area of interest, broaden your career possibilities, or allow you to study an area of interest from a variety of perspectives. You will be awarded the certificate and receive official recognition on your transcript when you graduate.


Conservation Biology

The Program in Conservation Biology offers an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in conservation biology. The program applies a multifaceted understanding of the factors affecting the conservation of biological diversity. It is centered in the Department of Biological Sciences but includes faculty members from the Departments of Environmental and Plant Biology, Economics, Geography, and Political Science.

Students enrolled in any master's or doctoral program at Ohio University are eligible to apply for the certificate. For additional information on admission and requirements, see the program description in the College of Arts and Sciences section.

Contemporary History

The Contemporary History Institute offers a certificate in contemporary history that serves as an adjunct to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history, M.A. degrees in economics and political science, the M.S. in journalism, and the Ph.D. in mass communication (journalism sequence). The institute is centered in the Department of History, but it also draws faculty and students from the Departments of Economics and Political Science, the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, and the undergraduate Honors Tutorial College.

Students receive the certificate after satisfactorily completing a sequence of interdisciplinary seminars and tutorials focusing on the methodology, themes, and issues in contemporary history and writing a thesis or dissertation on some aspect of that subject.

For additional information on admission and requirements, see the program description in the College of Arts and Sciences section.


Gerontology

The College of Health and Human Services and the College of Arts and Sciences jointly sponsor the multidisciplinary graduate gerontology certificate program. The program is designed for students who want to gain knowledge and skills for a career that involves working with the elderly.

Students enrolled in any master's or doctoral program, as well as nondegree students, at Ohio University are eligible to apply for the certificate. For additional information on admission and requirements, see the program description in the College of Health and Human Services section.

Health Care Services Administration

This certificate program is not currently accepting students for admission while the School of Health Sciences undergoes a reorganization of programs. It is anticipated that students will be accepted for fall 2005.

The health care services administration certificate program is intended for health and health-related professionals who want the basic administrative and managerial knowledge that this program can provide. The certificate program exposes the student to the competencies, knowledge, and skills needed to function more effectively in a variety of administrative and managerial roles throughout health services organizations. Certificate holders will be prepared to work collaboratively with professionals from a variety of disciplines to gain insights into rural and urban program administration and services in order to be able to work with both underserved and other population groups.

Students enrolled in any master's or doctoral program at Ohio University, as well as nondegree students, are eligible to apply for the certificate. For additional information on admission and requirements, see the program description in the College of Health and Human Services section.


Health Policy

The multidisciplinary graduate certificate in health policy addresses the educational needs of graduate students and professionals in health care and related industries who have already earned a bachelor's or graduate degree. It is designed particularly for those who work or plan to work in business, government, health sciences, hearing and speech sciences, medicine, nursing, nutrition, political science, physical therapy, psychology, or social work.

Students enrolled in any master's or doctoral program at Ohio University, as well as nondegree students, are eligible to apply for the certificate. For additional information on admission and requirements, see the program description in the College of Health and Human Services section.


Performance

The School of Music offers a performance certificate that provides an intensive program of study for students whose career goals are directed towards performance. The 30-hour program is designed to be completed in one to two years of full-time study. Applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree or the equivalent. Students pursue the performance certificate in a nondegree status and may not simultaneously pursue a Master of Music. For additional information on admission and requirements, see the program description in the College of Fine Arts section.


Women's Studies

The interdisciplinary graduate certificate in women's studies can complement any degree program; it may be particularly helpful to those who plan to work in such areas as journalism, counseling, education, health, management, labor relations, social work, law, personnel, and wherever analysis of gender and sex is applicable.

Students enrolled in any master's or doctoral program at Ohio University are eligible to apply for the certificate. For additional information on admission and requirements, see the program description in the College of Arts and Sciences section.


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