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Admissions Requirements

  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.

    • All foreign transcripts must have a WES course by course evaluation with degree equivalency.

  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

  • A one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s:

    • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public health

    • Career objectives

    • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health certificate program

  • All applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States are required to submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Program of Study

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

A total of 18 credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate in Community Oriented Primary Care (CCOPC).

Core Courses
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
or CPH 502 HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH3
CPH 551COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE3
CPH 552OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES APPLICABILITY OF COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE3
Elective Course
College of Public Health course(s) selected with assistance of CCOPC advisor3
Total Credit Hours18