The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration is an online program that requires successful completion of 15 credit hours. All courses are 8-weeks in length.

The curriculum has been developed by Newton E. Kendig, MD, clinical professor of medicine at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Kendig is a retired Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service and former medical director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition to directing the Correctional Health Administration Program, Kendig is spearheading a new initiative focusing on Criminal Justice Health in the GW Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research.

Correctional Health Administration Courses

  • CML 6020: Fundamentals of Correctional Health Care​ (3 credits)
  • CML 6050: Correctional Health Care Delivery (3 credits)
  • CML 5020: Correctional Health Care Administration for Special Populations (3 credits)
  • CML 5023: Correctional Health Care Fiscal Management (3 credits)
  • CML 6025: Correctional Health Care Oversight (3 credits)

Program Components

  • All courses are online
  • Flexibility
  • No residency on GW campus
  • Nationally recognized faculty with correctional and healthcare expertise
  • Active learning
  • Small classes
  • Original content
  • Personal attention
  • Certificate can be completed in one year