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Graduate Certificate in Community-Engaged Research for Health


The Graduate Certificate in Community-Engaged Research for Health is jointly offered by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology.

The Certificate program is geared towards graduate students, faculty members, and academic or community researchers who are interested in integrating community engagement into their research design. Topics will include: an overview of community-engaged research for health equity, ethics, introductory research methods and dissemination, community psychology, racism in research, and communicating and translating scientific results to public audiences.

Upon completion of the Certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with community partners.

  • Describe scholarly and methodological approaches to community-engaged research.

  • Summarize ethical considerations that are unique to community-engaged research.

  • Design research studies that address community inequity and disparities through a collaborative process.

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  • Fall Semester: July 1

  • Spring Semester: November 1

  • Summer Semester: April 1


For more information, please contact Stacey Gomes, MS


The Certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework which can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Click here for a list of required courses. Students can check for course descriptions and meeting times.


Tuition and fees are set by the University of Cincinnati and are subject to change each academic year. The current standard rate for part-time, in-state students is $746.00 per graduate credit hour.

For the most up-to-date tuition information, please visit the University of Cincinnati Bursar's web page.


Please click here to begin your application.

In addition to the standard application requirements required by the University of Cincinnati (educational history including past transcripts and demographic information), application requirements include:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): A resume or curriculum vitae should include your: contact information, educational degrees you have completed or are pursuing currently, work history, any soft or technical skills, certifications and professional memberships, achievements and awards, academic publications, grants, presentations and conference attendance, and community involvement or special interests.

  • Personal Statement: Your background and career goals statement should describe your personal history and the factors that have brought you to where you are now, educationally and/or professionally. Include any past experience with community-engaged research for health, or future hopes to work in this field. It should also describe why you are interested in this program and how the program supports your career goals.

  • At least one professional letter of recommendation. 


The Anita Brentley Community-Engaged Health Research Scholar Award is awarded to up to 2 graduate students enrolled in the Community-Engaged Research for Health graduate certificate each academic year to cover tuition and fees for curriculum courses. Eligible applicants will be considered for this award, sponsored by the CCTST, based on merit and area of study.

Eligible students must be enrolled in the Community-Engaged Research for Health graduate certificate and be an employee of a non-profit organization. New applicants must apply before courses begin to be considered. Awardees are asked to submit a brief survey each semester for grade verification and evaluation tracking. Current awardees will be considered for scholarship renewal each year prior to the fall semester based on their academic performance.

For more details and to apply, please click here.

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