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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed to prepare you to make a broader impact in your community and around the globe in the public health arena. Through a blend of groundbreaking research, theory and a real-world view of today’s public health issues, our program provides an education that is being applied across geographical and cultural borders to promote a healthy and happier society. Our world-class faculty of public health leaders helps create a dynamic online learning experience built on direct interaction, collaborative discourse and integrative thinking. This certificate program is a perfect opportunity to match your boundless dedication to public service with a thirst for knowledge.

This certificate is affiliated with the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and consists of the five core courses that are required of all MPH graduates. Upon completion of the certificate, students who are admitted to the MPH program may apply all fifteen credits to their degree.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 3.0 GPA. (GPA is based on the last 60 undergraduate units, or if the applicant has 12 or more graduate units, the GPA will be based on graduate units.) Official transcripts are required for proof of previous degree and GPA. 
  • One course in college biology
  • One course in college algebra, statistics, or a more advanced math course
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement of experiences and goals
  • International applicants may need to provide proof of English proficiency

Required Courses (15 units)

Required Certificate Course (15 units) Credits Term Offered
EPID 573A Basic Principles of Epidemiology 3 Fall
PHPM 574 Public Health Policy and Management 3 Spring
EHS 575 Environmental and Occupational Health 3 Fall
BIOS 576A Biostatistics for Public Health 3 Spring
HPS 577 Sociocultural & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3 Fall

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Graduate Certificate in Global Health & Development

Designed for professionals and those entering the field of global health, this graduate certificate program is a flexible option for those who wish to balance coursework and career, while maintaining an environment of utmost academic rigor.

The Global Health & Development Graduate Certificate Program is the product of many thoughtful scholars whose goal is to share knowledge that will improve the health and well-being of people around the world.  The courses meet the need for skill enhancement for both foreign and domestic individuals who have limited time to pursue a campus-based full degree program. Your participation in this program assures that the most up-to-date thinking in public health becomes readily available to communities virtually everywhere.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Global Health & Development Graduate Certificate are required to submit the following application materials:

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. The applicant is required to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA (GPA is based on the last 60 units, or if the applicant has 12 or more graduate units, the GPA will be based on graduate units)
  • One letter of recommendation is required from a supervisor, mentor, or other individual familiar with your work and professional abilities
  • Resume/CV which should include: educational background and employment experience
  • Written statement of background and goals (one page single spaced) that addresses the following questions: (1) Why do you want to enroll in the Global Health & Development graduate certificate? (2) How will the knowledge and skills acquired through your successful participation in this certificate be applied in your current job and/or support your career goals?
  • International applicants may need to provide proof of English proficiency
  • Applicants are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Required Courses (13 units)  

Required Certificate Course (13 units) Credits Term Offered
HPS 533 Fundamentals of Global Health & Development 3 Spring
HPS 529 Project Design and Implementation in Global Health & Development 3 Fall
HPS 530 Nutrition in Global Health & Development 2 Spring
HPS 534 The Global State of Infectious Disease 3 Spring
HPS 599 Independent Study in Global Health & Development Issues 2 Varies

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Graduate Certificate in One Health

Available in Spring 2021

The Graduate Certificate in One Health is a unique program that allows students to recognize the connections among the health of animals, the environment, and humans; build skills assessing and addressing public health problems from a holistic view; and integrate a systems-thinking perspective to program development.

Given the nature and the need to address current and future disease outbreaks, the graduate certificate in One Health is designed to prepare the next generation of public health practitioners, researchers, and other professionals on how to holistically address the health impacts of complex issues such as climate change, infectious diseases, epidemics, and pandemics both locally and globally.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the One Health Graduate Certificate are required to submit the following application materials:

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. The applicant is required to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA (GPA is based on the last 60 units, or if the applicant has 12 or more graduate units, the GPA will be based on graduate units)
  • One letter of recommendation is required from a supervisor, mentor, or other individual familiar with your work and professional abilities
  • Resume/CV which should include: educational background and employment experience
  • Personal statement of experiences and goals (one page single-spaced)
  • International applicants may need to provide proof of English proficiency

Required Courses (12 units)

Required Certificate Core Courses (9 units) Credits Term Offered
EHS/EPID 545 One Health Foundations 3 Spring
EHS 551 One Health Systems Thinking 3 Summer
EHS 546 One Health Approach and Case Studies 3 Fall
Electives (3 units, Choose 1) Credits Term Offered
HPS 533 Global Health 3 Spring
HPS 577 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3 Fall
HPS 559 Management of Public Health Emergencies 3 Spring

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