Certificate Programs

MDP students can obtain certificates that demonstrate particular competencies and are obtained through established collaborations with other programs and units of Emory University. Currently Emory MDP students are eligible for the following certificates.  

The Emory Graduate Certificate in Human Rights is an integrated, innovative, and cooperative approach to human rights scholarship and training, obtaining the certificate requires a foundational course paired with electives and a relevant practicum or research project. Students combine the teaching and research strength of Emory University with the applied programs of our professional partner organizations, including CARE USA, The Carter Center, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others. Past projects include organizing an Atlanta Human Rights Film Festival, mapping food access for refugee families, and combating human trafficking in the Atlanta area. 

MDP students are also eligible for the Certificate in Religion and Health. The certificate in religion and health provides an opportunity for the interdisciplinary study of health and health-promoting practices as they intersect with the various religious or spiritual traditions and practices. Through the integration of perspectives from a variety of disciplines in the health and social sciences—particularly those in nursing, public health, theology, and religion—students will develop theories and practices in which the personal, communal, and social dimensions of health intersect. The certificate requires a core course, the selection of electives, a practice component, and participation in specific university-wide lectures and special events.