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2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Research Certificate

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Effective Spring 2017 - This certificate program is not accepting any new students. Students interested in post-baccalaureate certificates in the Health Professions should examine the list of certificates found on the GSU Certificate Website.

The College of Health and Human Services  Health Services Research Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program prepares students for entry-level research positions in the healthcare field. The curriculum is designed for part time students and can be completed in three terms. The first term is dedicated to providing a base of knowledge in both statistics and fundamental areas of research concern in health care. The second term takes students to the first level of applying this base of knowledge. Second term courses focus on applying research strategies to healthcare problems and on beginning the process of identifying a suitable research project in conjunction with a faculty member in a mentor/student relationship. Finally, during the third term, the process is completed through instruction in computerized data analysis and the completion of a final project with the same faculty member. The final project will be a publishable, journal length article that will be submitted to an appropriate outlet. Students are admitted to the certificate program in fall term only.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting all relevant university requirements, applicants must:

  • have graduated from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work; and
  • submit three standard letters of recommendation that support the applicant’s ability to complete the certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

To receive a certificate in HSR, students must:

  1. complete all required course work;
  2. earn a grade of “C” or higher for all course work;
  3. maintain a “B” (3.0) average or higher for all course work;
  4. successfully submit a research paper written in collaboration with a full-time faculty member for publication; and
  5. submit an application for the certificate to the program director for approval upon successful completion of all requirements.

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