HIV/AIDS Studies - Certificate

Program Contacts

Program Directors

Manya Magnus

Alan E. Greenberg

 

Certificate Contact

Jennifer Skillicorn

Mission

Please note: This program is no longer accepting new students. 

This graduate certificate provides students with HIV/AIDS knowledge to enable them to work effectively in HIV/AIDS public health organizations, community-based organizations, AIDS service organizations, and HIV/AIDS research.

Program Requirements

  1. Stand Alone. Eighteen graduate credits are required. Students in the stand-alone certificate must take at least 12 of the program-specific credits.
  1. The program director/advisor must pre-approve all course selections and sequencing by developing a “program of study” with the student prior to initial registration.  Graduate Certificate students must meet with their advisor each semester before registration, and all changes to the program of study must be approved.
  1. Add-On. Graduate Credit Requirement for students enrolled concurrently in a SPHHS Degree Program: 12 credits are required. Students enrolled in a MPH program at GWU must take at least nine of the program-specific credits. (For students in the MPH program as well as the certificate, 12 certificate credits are in addition to the required 45 MPH credits; a total of 57 credits will be taken to award both the MPH and the certificate.)
  1. Transfer Credit. The program director/advisor may approve up to four graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree as transfer credit into the graduate certificate program.  Course(s) must be relevant to the graduate certificate; credit must have been earned from an accredited institution within the past three years with a grade of B or better.
  1. Grade Point Requirement.  A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average or better is required.
  1. Time Limit Requirement. The certificate must be completed within 2 years.

 

Program-at-a-Glance- Stand Alone Certificate

 

Program Specific Courses: Must take at least 9 credits

 

 

Credits

Semester Offered

 

PubH 6003

Principles and Practice of Epidemiology

(Note: required prereq for most other courses)

3

Summer, Fall, Spring

 

HSci 6287

Biology of HIV/AIDS

3

Fall

 

 

PubH 6378

HIV Policy in the U.S.

2

Every other ummer

 

 

PubH 6559

HIV Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Approach

 

2

Fall

 

PubH 6250

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Fall

 

PubH 6255

Organizational Responses to the Local, National & Global HIV/AIDS Epidemics

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Spring

 

Program Content Courses: Must take at least 3 credits

 

Credits

Semester Offered

 

PubH 6253

Issues in HIV Care and Treatment

 

1

Fall

 

PubH 6299

Pediatric AIDS

 

1

Summer

 

PubH 6273

 

Ethnographic Methods as Applied in Public Health

Prereq: PubH 6003

1

Fall

 

PubH 6270

HIV / AIDS Surveillance

Prereq: PubH 6003

1

Fall

 

Program Electives: Must take at least 6 additional credits from this category, Program Specific or Program Content courses

 

Credits

Semester Offered

 

PubH 6259

Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Spring

 

PubH 6245

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Spring

 

PubH 6262

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Prereq: PubH 6002

1

Summer, Fall, Spring

 

 

PubH 6263

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Prereq: PubH 6262          

1

Fall, Spring

 

 

PubH 6299

Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

1

Spring

 

PubH 6299

Qualitative Data Uses in Public Health

1

Fall

 

PubH 6299

Others to be announced

1-2

Summer, Fall, Spring

 

Electives

Advisor’s Approval Required

Varies

Advisor’s Approval

 

 

 

 

Program-at-a-Glance- Add-On Certificate

 

Program-Specific Courses: Must take at least 6 credits

 

 

Credits

Semester Offered

 

HSci 6287

Biology of HIV/AIDS

3

Fall

 

 

PubH 6378

HIV Policy in the U.S.

2

Summer

 

 

PubH 6559

HIV Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Approach

 

2

Fall

 

PubH 6250

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Fall

 

PubH 6255

Organizational Responses to the Local, National, & Global HIV/AIDS Epidemics

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Spring

 

Program Content Courses: Must take at least 3 credits

 

Credits

Semester Offered

 

PubH 6253

Issues in HIV Care and Treatment

 

1

Fall

 

PubH 6299

Pediatric AIDS

 

1

Summer

 

PubH 6273

 

Ethnographic Methods as Applied in Public Health

Prereq: PubH 6003

1

Fall

 

PubH 6270

HIV / AIDS Surveillance

Prereq: PubH 6003

1

Fall

 

Program Electives: Must take at least 3 additional credits from this category, Program Specific or Program Content courses

 

Credits

Semester Offered

 

PubH 6259

Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Spring

 

PubH 6245

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Prereq: PubH 6003

2

Spring

 

PubH 6262

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Prereq: PubH 6002

1

Summer, Fall, Spring

 

 

PubH 6263

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Prereq: PubH 6262          

1

Fall, Spring

 

 

PubH 6299

Others to be announced

1-2

Summer, Fall, Spring

 

Electives

Advisor’s Approval Required

Varies

Advisor’s Approval

 

 

 

 

Past Program Guides

This is the current program guide for this program. Students should follow the course requirements from the year in which they entered the program. 

Past Guides:
 
Guides that are not available online can be accquired from the Academic Affairs Program Coordinator in the Dean's Office.

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