Certificates are offered to persons who are interested in acquiring a specialized set of skills and may or may not choose to continue in a degree program. MPH degree-seeking students can “add on” a certificate by selecting specific elective courses.
Certificates are offered in Health Management and Policy, Health Education and Promotion, and Epidemiology. Courses are designed to appeal to mid-career professionals and to students new to the field of public health. For students initially seeking a certificate only, hours earned in certificate courses are transferable to the MPH degree program if the student meets degree admission requirements.
The Certificate in Health Management and Policy is designed for those who are currently working in management positions or at the policy level or to those who would like to move into administrative positions. The certificate program requires a total of 12 semester credit hours in the areas of management, finance, accounting, regulation and law, policy and marketing. Courses may be taken in any order.
The Certificate in Health Education and Promotion provides or strengthens the skill sets of persons interested in improving the health of communities through a population-based approach. The program requires 12 credit hours in the areas of health research methods, program evaluation methods, health and risk communication, and health behavior. Courses may be taken in any order.
The Certificate in Epidemiology allows students to gain exposure to the skills and competencies needed for successful work in the field of epidemiology. Successful completion of the certificate will involve attainment of professional skills in biostatistics, epidemiology, methods of research, and applied epidemiology. Upon completion of the certificate, practitioners will understand how to conduct and analyze research studies from the initial development of a research hypothesis, through literature review, full data analyses, and reporting of findings. Students will also acquire the competencies necessary to perform original data collection and study design, and how to respond in the field in applied epidemiology.
Caroline Pluta, M.S.
Graduate Admissions Counselor