Health Research Graduate Program

Application Requirements

The Health Research Graduate Certificate provides students with an opportunity to enhance their professional education or to serve as a pathway toward graduate education in health sciences. Students who enroll in this certificate are exposed to essential research knowledge and training, competitive skills useful for recruitment in post-graduate programs (i.e. residency), and early career grant funding. Students will refine their research interests, gain exposure to new research methods and technologies, develop their leadership skills, and help them identify potential career opportunities in clinical, academic, or industry settings where research fluency is increasingly applied and sought after.

To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university
  • Maintained an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Hold up-to-date licensure, in the case of practicing professionals
  • Exhibit a strong desire to enroll in health research coursework
  • Updated career vita (CV) containing contact information, education, employment, scholarly activites, and licensure (if applicable)
  • Submit a personal statement; single spaced, 1,500 words maximum that answers: Why are you an ideal candidate? Why do you want to earn a certificate in Health Research? Personal statements will be evaluated by the program admissions committee.
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions you have taken courses at. This includes both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from previous or current faculty, mentors, or colleagues (Letter must not come from family members or friends, or from educators/mentors prior to your undergraduate education)
  • Complete a NEOMED online admissions application, including payment of the $119 application fee



College of Graduate Studies
Phone: 330.325.6499

Health Research

College of Graduate Studies