The graduate certificate program and the master's degree program in Correctional Health Administration have been developed by Newton E. Kendig, MD, clinical professor of medicine at the 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 other criminal justice health initiatives for the university. 

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**Prospective students, this program is currently closed. We have other degrees and certificates that may meet your educational goals, please check out our other programs

Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration

Our online Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration (CHA) will help you develop a solid foundation and the critical training required for a career in correctional health care administration. 

MSHS in Correctional Health Administration

Join one of the first programs of its kind in the nation and learn to serve the unique health needs of incarcerated populations with the George Washington University's (GW) online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Correctional Health Administration.