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Requirements for a Graduate Certificate in Spanish for Health Professions

Admission Requirements

For admission into the Spanish for Health Professions (SPHP) Certificate Prgoram, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Admission to the Graduate School
  2. Applicants whose language is not English need to meet the following:
  1. TOEFL Requirements: (1) Internet-based test (IBT): a total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each Section of the IBT;
  2. or minimum rating of Intermediate High on the ACTFL English OPI.
  1. It is highly recommended that students complete SPAN 1101-1102 or equivalent.

Language Core Courses

Students complete a minimum of 9 credits from the following or other approved electives. Please speak to an advisor about appropriate placement and verify pre-requisites in the Catalog. Many of these courses are offered online or in a hybrid format.

SPAN 5500, Spanish Advanced Grammar (3 credits)

SPAN 5510, Spanish for the Health Professions (1-2 credits)

SPAN 5560, Interpretation and Translation I, II (4-8 credits)

SPAN 5594, Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions I (1-3 credits)

SPAN 5595, Topics in Language and Culture for Professions II (1-3 credits)

Approved graduate level elective taught in the Spanish language (3 credits)

Culture Electives

Students complete a minimum of 6 credits from the following or other approved electives from an approved program of studies. Please speak to an advisor about appropriate coursework. Many of these courses are offered online or in a hybrid format.

ANTH 5530, Human Evolution (3 credits)

ANTH 5507, Anthropology of Global Health (3 credits)

ANTH 5508, Topics in Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

ENGL 5588, Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 credits)

HIST 5579, Disease and US Public Health (3 credits)

MPH 6604, Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health (3 credits)

MPH 6607, US and Global Health Systems (3 credits)

SPAN 5505, Study Abroad (1-3 credits)

SPAN 5593, Spanish Internship (1-3 credits)

SPAN 5575, Topics in Culture and Literature (3 credits)

Approved graduate level elective (3 credits)

*For more information please visit the Global Studies and Language section of the Course Catalog.*

 

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