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Narrative Medicine Certificate

Bay Path University's Narrative Medicine Certificate offers interdisciplinary classes in medical and trauma narratives (poetry, fiction, essays, and memoir); creative writing; the psychology of the sick; and social justice narratives. The final course in the sequence is an internship under the supervision of a clinical practitioner and writer. The internship will place writers in health care and other settings to lead creative writing groups to foster the use of writing as a tool in the medical journey and/or the trauma experience.

  • 12 Credit Certificate - 4 Core Courses
  • Courses are taught 100% online

For Curriculum information, visit our online catalog.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students may apply for admission to the Narrative Medicine Graduate Certificate program throughout the year.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following to the Office of Graduate Admissions (the same admissions requirements apply to students who will enroll to only one course):

  1. A completed application - Apply Now 
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (undergraduate degree must be from an accredited college or university)
  3. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic: “Why I am interested in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and what I will bring to the program as a learner and writer.” (a personal statement of no more than one page)
  4. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic: “Why A Graduate Certificate in (insert name of specific certificate) is important to my personal and professional goals"
  5. A current resume
  6. Two recommendations - Download the form here

All documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly to Bay Path University Office of Graduate Admissions:

By Mail:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

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