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Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health

The 15-credit certificate is designed to equip the student with an interdisciplinary perspective on women’s health and well-being.

The purpose is to provide students with an overview of key issues in the field of women’s health.

Students will develop conceptual skills to evaluate how social, cultural, and policy issues impact (and are impacted by) women’s health issues.

This certificate is offered in connection with the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, through the University of Utah Health, an interdisciplinary group focused on enhancing overall health and wellness for women. 


The Issues in Women’s Health course is the key required course for the certificate.

Students take at least one course from each of the certificate’s three domains:

  • Domain I: Individual Experiences of Disease, Wellness, Maturation, and Growth
  • Domain II: Women’s Roles, Responsibilities, Behaviors, and Beliefs; and Economics
  • Domain III: Politics, and Women’s Health

Practicum may be a 5th course elective.

Instructions and Additional Information

The final course must be approved by your advisor

Policy for Social Work Students

Each domain has several pre-approved courses from departments across the university, thus allowing students to tailor their coursework to their specific women’s health issue interests.

Course options for each domain can be found on the University General Catalog. Please note that course offerings vary by semester and not all credit hours taken outside of the College of Social Work will count toward MSW degree requirements, even if they count for the Graduate Certificate requirements.

Since this is an interdisciplinary certificate, students are required to take at least one course outside of their discipline.


Students outside of the College of Social Work as well as non-matriculated students are welcome to complete this certificate.

Please complete the declaration of intent form which must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a fully accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0

Review the IGCWH Planning Guide for further details on admission to this graduate certificate.

Please direct questions regarding the Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health to:

Elizabeth Perez

Director of Academic Advising

University of Utah College of Social Work

801-585-1596 | Social Work building, office 319

Make an advising appointment

Last Updated: 2/15/19