Public Health (Certificate)
Public health is all around us. Make a difference by moving the world forward.
Those in the health care sector are tackling issues of chronic disease, global health, vaccinations, tobacco, mental health, environmental health and many more. With a graduate certificate in Public Health you can help combat these issues and make an everlasting difference.
- Program type:
- Certificate - Graduate
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health at UND?
The Public Health certificate is designed for people who wish to obtain formal training in an aspect of public health, but do not want to earn the M.P.H. degree. These include those currently working in the public health and health care fields, as well as others.
Some students who complete the graduate certificate in general Public Health will be eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination. The CPH exam is the only national test for public health professionals. It is increasingly required for public health employment and advancement in public health organizations.
Two Areas of Emphasis
Students can earn the graduate certificate in Public Health in two areas of emphasis:
- General Public Health (100% online format)
- Population Health Research & Analytics (hybrid format, mix of online and on-campus courses)
Accreditation by CEPH
The Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Become eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) Exam.
All credits from the certificate program can be transferred into the M.P.H. program.
Take courses online or on campus.
A graduate certificate in Public Health opens the door for a variety of different jobs. Popular employment areas in public health include:
- Health policy analysis
- Medical science
- Public health administration
- Public health education
- Public health statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that public health employment is rising faster than the national average and by the year 2020, the United States is expected to have over 250,000 new job openings in the field of public health.
When You Earn a Certificate in Public Health
A Public Health certificate gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Grant Writing
- Statistical Softwares
- Strategic Planning
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Literature Reviews
- Mircosoft Access
UND Public Health Alumni
Public Health alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Altru Health System
- 2u, Inc.
- Centura Health Corporation
- District Health Department 10
- Essentia Health