Graduate Certificate in Rural Health

Admission Requirements

For Admission into the Rural Health (RH) Certificate Program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. The student must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the Graduate School.
  2. Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point of at least 3.0 in upper-division (3000-4000 level) courses. All applicants must submit official college transcripts to the ISU Graduate School.
  3. Submit one letter of recommendation from a non-relative individual familiar with applicant’s academic or professional abilities (no personal references).
  4. Submit a typed essay (one to two pages, single-spaced) describing applicant’s interest in pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Rural Health and vision of how it will facilitate the applicant’s career goals.
  5. International students who have not graduated from an accredited college or university in the United States, and whose native language is not English, must achieve satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Satisfactory TOEFL requirements for classified admission are described in the Idaho State University Graduate Catalog under “Admission of International Students.”

General Requirements

Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Rural Health must complete a minimum of 15 credits of coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Students who complete and are awarded the Graduate Certificate in Rural Health may transfer up to 9 credits from the certificate program in the MPH program. Admission and completion of the certificate do not guarantee admission into the MPH program. Courses completed in the certificate program must have a grade of B or above to transfer into the MPH program.

MPH 5503Health Topics: The Rural West3
MPH 5507Rural Health Systems3
MPH 5511Partnering for Rural Health3
NURS 6612Health Care of Rural Communities2
NURS 8809Research and Practice in Rural and Global Communities2
HCA 6636Rural Healthcare Management3
HIST 5523Idaho History3
HIST 6623Global Idaho3
ANTH 5506American Indian Health Issues3
ANTH 5554Survey of American Indian Languages3
ANTH 5572Native American Arts3
ANTH 5574Topics in Indian Education3
ANTH 5578Federal Indian Law3
ANTH 5579Tribal Governments3
SPAN 5510Spanish for the Health Professions1-2
SPAN 5593Spanish Internship1-3
POLS 5553Public Policy Analysis3
POLS 5509Community and Regional Planning3
POLS 5571Historical Geography of Idaho3
or GEOL 5571 Historical Geography of Idaho
or HIST 5571 Historical Geography of Idaho
Other Electives as Approved by the Department