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  Sep 24, 2017
Graduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Public Health Core Concepts, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health Core Concepts (PHCC) contributes to the preparation of community and public health practitioners entering the field from related disciplines and serves as a stepping-stone to further graduate training in public health. The certificate is also available to students who wish to complement an existing degree in a health profession (e.g., nursing or social work). This certificate complements (i.e., is not redundant with, can be completed in addition to) the Graduate Certificate in Community Health , which provides focused health education and promotion skills.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the Graduate School in a special category for certificate programs. See the "Degree Requirements and Academic Policies " section for details.

Certificate Requirements

The program leading to a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Core Concepts requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of graduate credit including 12 credit hours of core courses and a restricted elective course (3 credit hours).  Students should plan their program of study in consultation with their assigned academic advisor and/or Graduate Coordinator.

Restricted Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:


*Students enrolled in the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program may substitute HADM 6104  for HLTH 6202 , HADM 6108  for HLTH 6203 , and/or HADM 6145  for HLTH 6206 .

Credits applied toward the Graduate Certificate in Community Health  cannot also be applied to this certificate. Additionally, transfer credits are not accepted in this certificate program. Completion of the certificate program does not ensure admission into the MSPH degree program.