Graduate Certificate in Public Health


This 12-credit-hour program provides students with the core public health education that they need to enhance their professional knowledge. The certificate program includes the following courses:

P_HLTH 7150Principles of Public Health3
or P_HLTH 7160 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
P_HLTH 8150Human Health and the Environment3
or P_HLTH 8920 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
or P_HLTH 8420 Principles of Epidemiology
P_HLTH 8001Topics in Public Health (Statistics for Public Health)3
or STAT 7020 Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences
One approved elective3

Students must complete the certificate requirements above with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher to earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Student who wish to transition from the Graduate Certificate in Public Health to the Master of Public Health Program must complete all certificate courses with grades of B (3.0) or higher.

Financial Aid from the Program
Some programs require an extra form or statement from those who wish to be considered for internal assistantships, fellowships or other funding packages. Check the program website or ask the program contact for details.


Students wishing to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Public Health should complete the Graduate School's online application (standardized test scores are not required). Certificate candidates must provide the MPH Program’s Personal Data Sheet and official transcripts to the MPH Program.

Applying to the Graduate Certificate Program

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health with a minimum grade of B in each of the four courses will be recommended for admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program should they wish to continue their studies. The course credits earned for the graduate certificate will be credited toward the MPH degree. To apply click here