Certificate in Public Health

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 19.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-1042

About the Program

The Public Health Certificate will provide students with a foundational knowledge of public health. This program is designed for working professionals coming from a variety of backgrounds including physicians, nurses, public health administrators, health educators, clinical research professionals, policy experts, and more. The certificate will provide students with key competencies outlined by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in eight domains: (1) evidence-based approaches to public health, (2) public health and health care systems, (3) planning and management to promote health, (4) policy in public health, (5) leadership, (6) communication, (7) interprofessional practice, and (8) systems thinking.

Students who wish to continue to their education will be well-positioned to matriculate into the MPH program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the online Public Health Certificate program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete application form
  • Working knowledge of and access to PC, high-speed connection to Internet, and MS Office applications
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to download free versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader, Skype, and/or VSee teleconferencing applications
  • Demonstrated interest or work experience in public health

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
Introduction to Statistical Computing
Overview of Maternal and Child Health
Global Issues in Maternal and Child Health
Research with Rare, Stigmatized and Hidden Populations
LGBT Health Disparities
Intersectional Perspectives
Perinatal Epidemiology
Total Credits19.0

Sample Plan of Study

3 Months (1 Quarter) Full-Time

First Year
BST 5713.0
EPI 5703.0
PBHL 5104.0
PBHL 5114.0
HMP 5052.0
Total Credits 19

9 Months (3 Quarters) Part-Time

First Year (Part-Time)
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0HMP 5052.0
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Elective3.0
 7 7 5
Total Credits 19

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Krystle Fogarty
Academic Affairs Coordinator
DSPH Office of Academic Affairs

Additional information can be found on the Drexel University Online website including how to apply.

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