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Admission 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 Public Health Program.

Core Courses
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 503PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS 13
Total Credit Hours18
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CPH 506 Required Prerequisites: An undergraduate or graduate statistics course or permission of instructor. While successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course is not required for admission into the Certificate of Public Health Program, students enrolling for CPH 506 must have successfully completed a statistics course within the past 5 years resulting in a grade of B or better or obtain permission of the instructor.