Public Health Graduate Certificate (Online)

Excel in a public health career with a graduate certificate that prepares students with the knowledge and experience to gain a competitive edge in the job market

The online Public Health Graduate Certificate is designed to prepare students to graduate career-ready having learned and experienced the five core disciplines of public health:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Administration
  • Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

This online certificate program is designed for early to mid-career working professionals in public health, current college students who want to earn credits toward a master’s degree in public health (MPH) while completing this certificate program, or individuals with a college degree who want an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience to move into the public health field.

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  • One-year plan of study
  • The 100% online course format caters to the needs of working professionals
  • This certificate will give you a competitive edge and prepare you for a successful career in the in-demand field of Public Health

Program Outcomes

Students are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health:

  • Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice
  • Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming, and software, as appropriate
  • Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy, or practice
  • Compare the organization, structure, and function of health care, public health, and regulatory systems across national and international settings
  • Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
  • Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
  • Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
  • Advocate for political, social, or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations


Required Courses (15 credits):

PUBH 502 – Epidemiology 3 Credits
PUBH 505 – Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3 Credits
PUBH 510 – Environmental Health 3 Credits
PUBH 513 – Biostatistics 3 Credits
PUBH 515 – Health Care Systems and Policy 3 Credits


Kaydian Reid, DrPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Director, Master of Public Health
Phone: 860.231.5843
Email: [email protected]

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