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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Policy Graduate Certificate

The College of Nursing in collaboration with the Department of Public Health - College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and the College of Law offers an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in health policy. Concurrently-enrolled University of Tennessee graduate students from all disciplines and community members with a Master’s degree or higher with an interest in issues related to health and health care are eligible to apply to the graduate certificate program in health policy. The aim of the program is to prepare leaders, practitioners, researchers, and educators from law, nursing, public health, and other disciplines to be active in various policymaking activities. Course experiences will foster the examination and application of current policy research and the development of skills related to policy analysis, research, program evaluation, and advocacy. Certificate Program Coordinator: Carole R. Myers, cmyers9@utk.edu. If you need further information about the certificate program, please contact the appropriate departmental advisor:

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type



Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Must be currently admitted to a UT Knoxville graduate program and be in good academic standing OR hold a Master’s degree or higher.
  • Must submit an application to be formally admitted to the certificate through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Academic Standards

The College of Nursing will observe the following grading scale:

A   =  92 – 100 4 quality points
B+ =  88 – 91 3.3 quality points
B   =  83 – 87 3 quality points
C+ =  78 – 82 2.3 quality points
C   =  75 – 77 2 quality points
D   =  67 – 74 1 quality point
F   =  66 or below 0 quality points

Credit Hours Required

Minimum of 12 graduate credit hours. Total credit hours may vary based on the student’s academic record, experiences, and objectives. Students must complete a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours.

Required Courses

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.