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Arnold School of Public Health


Certificates of Graduate Study

The Arnold School offers two different certificate options for post-baccalaureate graduate studies. Both programs are interdisciplinary and are designed for working professionals who are interested in developing skills and knowledge in key areas that they can apply to their existing and future careers in public health.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health - Due to program restructuring, applications are not being accepted at this time

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health (CGSPH) is an 18-hour certificate (six courses) designed for those interested in pursuing studies in public health who are currently not planning to obtain a graduate degree in public health. Students may have master's degrees in other disciplines or bachelor's degrees and are seeking academic training in public health.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Global Health

The 18-hour Certificate of Graduate Study in Global Health prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work on global health issues by focusing on topics such as comparative health systems and policies; health care administration, finance and services; sociocultural perspectives on health; and development and evaluation of health promotion programs that are sensitive to local context.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Communication is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance the professional or clinical skills of working practitioners in public health organizations and the media. It will also help academics and researchers to better design and evaluate health communication interventions using media, communication and health behavior theory and frameworks. The certificate requires 18 hours of graduate coursework, including three hours of practicum experience.