Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Advisor M. Turner

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 15 credits in required courses.

Required
PUBH 6001Biological Concepts in Public Health
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
PUBH 6004Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
PUBH 6006Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health
PUBH 6007Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health

Course work may be completed through residential or distance modalities. Additional certificate information is available on the SPH website.

Requirements for the graduate certificate

  1. Graduate credit requirement: 15 graduate credits

  2. The Program Director/Advisor must pre-approve all course selections and course sequencing by developing a program of study prior to the student’s initial registration. Graduate certificate students meet with their advisor each semester before registration. All changes in this program of study must be pre-approved by the Program Director/Advisor.

  3. Grade point requirement: A 3.0 (B) overall grade point average or better.

  4. Time limit requirement: The certificate must be completed within 2 years.

  5. Transfer to Degree Program Policy: Students can transfer as many credits as meet program requirements to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree progam from the Public Health Graduate Certificate.  Students wishing to transfer to a degree program may apply to do so via the online change of concentration petition after completion of 3 or more courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.  A grade of B or better is required for a course to be eligible for transfer.  Students interested in applying to an MPH degree program should meet with Departmental Advisors regarding program-specific admission requirements.  Transfer credits must have been completed within the past 3 years.