ESU students now have the opportunity to earn a Medical Marijuana and Public Health Certificate studying the growth, extraction, medical effects and sale of cannabis and non-cannabis products.

Given the evolving industry of hemp and cannabis related production in the U.S., the College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of an online certificate in Medical Marijuana and Public Health.

Courses include:

Medical marijuana became legal in the state of Pennsylvania on April 6, 2016 when approved by Governor Wolf.

There are currently 13 growers and over 20 licensed dispensaries in the state, and research studies regarding the medical benefits and possibilities for use are only now beginning nationally. ESU students have the opportunity to study with professors and licensed professionals in this newly emerging field and contribute to the growing body of research.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the Medical Marijuana & Public Health Certificate, please contact: Dr. Steve Shive at (570) 422-3330 or

Contact Information

Campus Address
DeNike Center for Human Services 239
(570) 422-3330
(570) 422-3347 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Professor, Health Studies
Steve Shive