Public Health

Graduate Certificate in Public HealthLibrary discussion
This program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing or further developing a career in public health in order to contribute to a competent public health workforce. Coursework consists of each of the five major disciplines of public health (15 credits) offered in an online format. All credits offered in the program may be applicable to the Master of Public Health degree program within one year of certificate completion.

Also offered - Master of Public Health (MPH)

Program Admissions Requirements
In addition to the general Graduate School admission requirements, this program has additional specific requirements.

An applicant must satisfy the following requirements for admission:

  • A personal statement stating why the applicant wishes to pursue this certificate.
  • Three letters of recommendation. If employed, at least one of the letters should be from the applicant’s employer or manager.
  • Research or professional experience relevant to certificate program.

Required Courses

18200 Environmental Health. 3 credits.

18201 Principles of Epidemiology. 3 credits.

18203 Public Health Administration. 3 credits.

18204 Introduction to Biostatistics. 3 credits.

18212 Behavioral Science and Public Health. 3 credits.

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