Certificate in Medical Behavioral Science

The Department’s Graduate Certificate in Medical Behavioral Science was designed for students who are enrolled in a doctoral program in a basic academic field. This program has typically admitted doctoral students from Anthropology, Communication, Educational and Counseling Psychology, Geography, Gerontology, Health and Physical Education, Nursing, Nutritional Science, Psychology, and Sociology.   For more than 25 years it was a major component of the department’s NIMH T32 training grant.   After the NIMH training grant was phased out and the department’s programs in Clinical and Translational Science were developed, the demand for the certificate program diminished.   In 2012, the last active student in this program completed the requirements for the certificate.   The department faculty voted to suspend new admissions to the certificate program in 2013.