The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking to gain supplemental knowledge in public health. With a unique emphasis on health disparities and health equity, the certificate prepares learners to collaborate with, conduct research in, and work in a variety of public health settings including public and private health care organizations, health research facilities, social service and environmental health agencies, and government institutions.
1. Submit a program application which includes official transcript and application fees.
2. Possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a recognized international college or university.
3. Demonstrate high level of scholastic ability as reflected by an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4-point scale. All course work completed prior to the bachelor’s degree is computed in this average. Any previous graduate credit is also taken into appropriate consideration.
4. A GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4-point scale) in a major related to one of the five core public health knowledge areas: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health science, health services administration, and the social and behavioral sciences. (If one does not possess a degree in one of these areas, they may request that their application be reviewed for conditional admission.)
5. Two letters of recommendation from academic references or work-related supervisors who are able to assess the applicant’s potential for an advanced degree program in public health.
6. Complete applications will be reviewed by a program committee, consisting of the program coordinator, department chair, and program faculty.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
|PH-400||Introduction To Public Health||3|
|PH-405||Social And Behavioral Health Theory||3|
|PH-440||Health Disparities & Health Advocacy||3|
|Two courses approved by the MPH advisor.||6|