The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) programs provide graduate-level courses in Public Health Management and Administration to individuals seeking to meet credentialing requirements or augment their training.
Candidates for the certificate programs in Public Health Management and Administration must have completed:
A master's degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution with a B average or better (CAGS).
A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution with a B average or better (CGS).
Students will complete 12 credits to earn the CAGS, and 18 credits to complete the CGS.
As an applicant to any of the PCOM certificate programs, you are responsible for ensuring that all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted on time.
Required application materials are as follows:
Supporting application materials may be mailed to:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The certificate programs utilize a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered throughout the year as they are received. The Admissions Committee screens applications, invites some applicants for an interview, evaluates the applicants and selects new students. Following the completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified in writing of the Admission Committee's decision, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.
In effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All students must have their criminal background checks processed through PreCheck. The Admissions Office will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be allowed to start classes without this information.
Prior to enrollment, all candidates are required to complete the college's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.
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