Certificate in Social Medicine

Growing national and international trends call for better educational and training frameworks to define requirements, apply principles, teach processes, and measure the competency of physicians. The Certificate in Social Medicine is designed to address these needs and enhance the learning experiences for residents to achieve program competencies. Medical residents and program directors will collaborate with their knowledge and skills working together in this graduate-level program.


The Graduate Certificate Program in Social Medicine evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about the public health profession, health care and life experiences, and recommendations.

Criteria for admission to the certificate program are as follows:


Students will complete five courses (3 credits each) for a total of 15 credits.

Public Health Concentration (choose one)

Biomedical Informatics Concentration (choose one)

Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Concentration (choose one)

Elective (choose a second course from any of the previous concentrations) 

Global Health Experience (complete all requirements listed below)


At the completion of the Graduate Certificate Program in Social Medicine, students will have completed course offerings that can be applied to a master’s degree in any of the following three programs:

Students must follow the application process for the respective chosen program, but the credits earned for the courses taken in earning the certificate will be transferred to the degree program.


Tuition for 2016-17 is $560 per credit hour.  A Health Professions Division general access fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU student services fee of $350 per semester for two or more courses and $175 per semester for one course, not to exceed $1,050 annually are also required.