Small Class Size
The mission of the Dissemination & Implementation Science Graduate Certificate Program is to equip our graduates with the D&I research skills needed to design rigorous and innovative translational research, and to successfully compete for federal funding to carry out their proposed work.
Small Class Size
Synchronous Online Classes
Recruit from Diverse Disciplines
The 2023 application cycle will be from January 15 – February 15
GPA: A minimum of 3.00 is recommended
Prerequisite courses: N/A
Applicants for the D&I Certificate Program must submit the following documents to the program for review:
Transcripts from Highest Degree (current or completed)
Transcripts from foreign (non-US) institutions
Special guidance for MD applicants - must include a transcript from an undergraduate degree in addition to the transcript from your MD degree.
We encourage you to contact Galit Mankin (Galit.Mankin@cuanschutz.edu)
Please note that the D&I Certificate Program does not provide tuition assistance. Room and board expenses are unnecessary for this fully online program.
In addition to the general admission requirements, international applicants must meet additional requirements dictated by the University. For additional information about these requirements, please review the International Student Requirements for Graduate School admissions.
Electronic evaluations should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hardcopy evaluations should be mailed (directly from WES) to:
To begin a new application:
(1) Click the link above
(2) Log in with CU credentials or create an account
(3) When prompted for your academic interests, select “Certificate”
(4) Choose "Online"
(5) Select the Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science graduate certificate program (this option will not be listed or available outside of the January 15 – February 15 application window)
Between January 15 and February 15, if you have questions about accessing the correct application form, please contact Galit Mankin for assistance.
The certificate program courses have been mapped to core D&I competencies including the following:
The Certificate program currently offers three electives:
Additional elective courses can be selected with approval of the Certificate program director.
Yes, if there is space available in addition to the current D&I Certificate students, you may. First you must contact Amanda Whiting to reserve a spot on the waitlist.
D&I science is the study of methods and strategies to facilitate the spread, adoption, implementation, and sustainment of evidence-based practices, interventions and policies in real-world and diverse health settings. As a transdisciplinary scientific
field, D&I science can address multiple cross-cutting research topics (e.g., reducing disparities in access to and quality of care; use of innovative technologies and data science to improve routine care) and health conditions (e.g., mental health,
cancer and cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, geriatric care) of high priority. D&I Science also has the potential to make precision health more actionable and relevant and can make the translation of discoveries in this and other
high priority areas more rapid.
The D&I Science Graduate Certificate Program is designed to provide pragmatic training to researchers who want to develop competencies in D&I science and practice which can be applied across multiple topic areas and settings in health services, clinical and community health, and public health research. The program is intended to provide researchers with solid foundational skills in D&I science, as well as intermediate and advanced skills in select D&I competency areas.
The D&I Science Graduate Certificate Program has three sponsoring units. The Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) acts as the primary sponsor, and the Clinical Science Graduate Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus acts as the secondary sponsor. The Colorado Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control and Prevention (1 P50 CA244688-01) serves as an additional sponsor. It is coordinated through the ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Science Program.