Upgrade your public health skill set

Our online public health certificates are a convenient way for working professionals to expand their knowledge and further their education in essential areas of public health practice.

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Our three online public health certificates provide a well-rounded foundation in collecting and interpreting public health data, using data to develop actionable public health programs and managing the daily operations of these initiatives in various settings.

Each ten-credit certificate can be completed in two to four semesters. The courses have been strategically selected from the full online Master of Public Health (MPH) program and can be applied toward completing the MPH.

Applications are accepted year-round.

Program tuition

The tuition for each online public health certificate is $7,300*.

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*Not including student fees

Certificate options

Public Health Data Management and Analysis

Coursework covers essential concepts in GIS and spatial analysis, biostatistics and epidemiological surveillance. As students graduate, they will be equipped with with the enhanced quantitative expertise required to collect, manage and evaluate a wide range of public health data.

Public Health Management

Coursework covers concepts in budgeting, organizational behavior, public health law and ethics, grant writing and project management. Students develop skills to guide health-promotion and disease-prevention efforts in a wide range of settings — from nonprofits to government agencies to private corporations.

Public Health Program Development

Coursework explores issues in health equity, cultural competence, emergency preparedness, health administration and policymaking. Students cultivate skills to plan and implement educational programs and campaigns that positively impact on at-risk populations and the public.

Admissions requirements

To enroll in the online public health certificates program, applicants must have completed a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Application deadlines
Application deadlines are July 27 (fall start), December 15 (spring start) and April 6 (summer start).

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What to submit in your application?

The following materials must be submitted in order to apply for the program:

  • Completed online application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/resume

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