Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is offered as part of the MPH Program.  It is designed for people who wish to obtain formal training in public health, but do not want to earn the MPH degree.  These include people currently working in the public health and health care fields, as well as others.  The Graduate Certificate in Public Health requires completion of 15 credits. Students may earn the certificate in one of two emphases: General Public Health or Population Health Analytics. Each emphasis requires completion of 15 credits, and both require biostatistics and epidemiology.  In addition to these two common courses, the General Public Health emphasis requires 3 other MPH core courses, and the Population Health Analytics focus requires research methods and two analytics electives. Applicants must meet all admissions requirements of the MPH Program except completion of a standardized test.  All credits from the certificate program can be transferred into the MPH Program, if the student wishes.  In addition, some students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health will be eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination.  For more information and CPH eligibility requirements visit: https://www.nbphe.org. 

Area of Emphasis:  General Public Health

The following courses are required for the General Public Health emphasis in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

MPH 510Health Care Systems3
MPH 531Biostatistics 13
MPH 590MPH Seminar in Leadership and Advocacy1
POLS 552Health Policy3
MPH 541Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
MPH 551Epidemiology3

Area of Emphasis:  Population Health Analytics

The following courses are required for the Population Health Analytics emphasis in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health. 

MPH 531Biostatistics 13
MPH 550Population Health Research Methods3
MPH 551Epidemiology3
MPH 505Public Health Data Management in SAS1
MPH 506Public Health Data Management in R1
MPH 532Biostatistics 23
MPH 590MPH Seminar in Leadership and Advocacy1

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