Students specialize in one of three concentrations or choose one of the three standalone graduate certificates:
The concentration in Health Science educates students to engage with and respond to civic, social, environmental, medical, and economic challenges at the local, national and global levels. Students will learn how to search, interpret and evaluate the medical and public health literature; including qualitative and quantitative studies. They will examine and critically appraise healthcare delivery systems and health policy at the local and global level; discuss and inform health care delivery, patient safety, quality, and risk management; and articulate and explain principles and practice of medical and public health ethics. Students will take 12 credits in the Health Science Curriculum. Choose Pathways in Aging and Applied Thanatology, Integrative Health and Wellness, Science Communication or Global Health Systems and Services.
User Experience (UX)
We've teamed up with University of Baltimore to bring User Experience (UX) courses to UMB. The UX concentration and graduate certificate encompasses all aspects of the end-user's interaction with the company, its services, and its products. Through the program, students will learn how to use research and principles from design, psychology, business, and computing to create technology that not only solves problems, but also is intuitive, functional, and enjoyable to use. Students will learn how to promote a user experience that balances the goals of businesses, the demands of content and the needs of users, become familiar with requirements analysis, information design and delivery, usability testing and Web-based application development, and develop, design, and produce a range of electronic information resources.
Global Health Innovation
This unique 12-credit graduate certificate offers students an opportunity to learn about global health and health care innovation in Costa Rica, a country recognized as a global leader in translating good ideas into positive health outcomes—especially in the areas of biotechnology and health care delivery. The certificate is designed to be completed in one 10-week semester with all of the content delivered during a 10-week learning experience in Costa Rica. The program offers courses in Intercultural Communication and Conflict Resolution; Global Health and Social Innovation; Innovations for Universal Health Care; Urban Health and Social Innovation; and a final practicum, all of which are taught by bilingual Costa Rican faculty from the InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG).
Scientific and Medical Entrepreneurship
This unique 12 credit graduate certificate provides the student with an opportunity to learn the process of creating valuable intellectual property (IP) and moving it into commercial application. This process begins with the creation of IP, continues to its licensing and the formation of a venture, through the growth of the venture, and culminates with the monetization of that venture.
While the coursework focuses on IP is likely to be created at UMB, we welcome students who are working on IP no matter what the source. Software, engineered products, and consumer products are all considered in program along with technologies more normally associated with UMB. Course content will be applicable to IP created at universities, Federal Labs, non-profit research institutes, and other similar institutions.