Health Equity FAQ


What’s the sequence? 

HLEQ 410 is a prerequisite to the other five courses. Others may be taken out of sequence for students who do not complete the certificate in 12 months.

Are the courses concurrent or subsequent?

The first course is a prerequisite for all others. There is no requirement that the other 5 be completed in any particular order.

Do I have to do the certificate program in 1 year?

No. The certificate is designed to be completed in one year, but you can spread out the courses over 2 or more years if necessary. Please reach out for an individual conversation

Will the certificate courses be offered for undergraduate students?

Yes, undergraduates may enroll for any seats not filled by certificate students. 


What will grading look like?

Expectations will be the same as for any Rhodes course: reading, papers, group projects. Highly interactive to put into practice the skills you will learn.

Can we take the courses pass/fail?

You may, but to receive the certificate, you must complete 24 credits of courses with grades.

Admission Process

When will the application roll out?

Approx. 3rd week of February and it will be a rolling admissions process.

Where can we find the application?

Rhodes website. Join the GroupMe for updates: 

When will we hear back after applying?

Once we know how long the admissions process will take, we’ll make an announcement on GroupMe. 

Will there be other group meetings?

Likely April/May with the cohort.

Gap Year & Post-grad Jobs

Will there be a waitlist?


Expenses to Consider

What are other expenses we should consider?

  • Textbooks
  • With demonstrated need this amount may be waived.