Public Health, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a 16-credit hour program of study. The content is nearly the same as the core courses taught in the Master of Public Health degree program.

The graduate certificate program is offered in flexible formats that are convenient for busy professionals: online, in-person or a mix of both.

You’ll gain the foundational knowledge to maintain, upgrade or advance your public health knowledge and skills or further your career. The program is specifically designed for students working in public health or professionals coming from a variety of backgrounds, including physicians, nurses, health educators, clinical research professionals, policy experts and more.

Note that applicants must possess at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to be considered for admission.

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Applicants must possess at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution to be considered for admission.

Required Core Classes (10 hours):

  • PHPH 7011 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
  • PHPH 7017 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I (4)
  • PHPB 7160 Introduction to the Health Care System (3)

Required Elective Courses (6 hours):

  • Select at least two electives in consultation with either the SPH Advisement Coordinator in the Office of Academic Assistance and Career Services (OAA) or a faculty mentor. Electives must be approved, in writing, by OAA and should be geared toward maintaining, upgrading, or advancing public health knowledge and skills related to the student’s current or future career.
    Students considering in pursuing the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at GSU should select the following courses as their GCPH electives:
  • PHPH 7010 Foundations in Public Health (3)
  • PHPB 7140 Health Promotion Planning, Administration, and Evaluation (3)

 

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health offers strong foundations in public health theory, research and practice, for example:

  • Community Health Practice and Research
  • Program Planning, Management and Evaluation
  • Human Communication
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Health Policies