Graduate Certificate in Public Health

With the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, students gain a critical foundation in the five areas of public health, including Applied Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Develop a broad understanding of pressing contemporary health issues facing communities and populations —from contaminated city water to an emerging opioid epidemic—while preparing for further study or a career in public health.

This post-baccalaureate certificate fills students’ needs to gain a broader understanding of all five areas of public health before pursuing more specialized research in a doctoral program.

Who should apply? 

Graduates with a bachelor's degree interested in gaining a broad foundation in public health issues. Upon completion of the certificate you may be eligible to continue your graduate education by enrolling in one of Temple's Master of Public Health Programs. This certificate also fulfills the pre-requisites for application to the doctoral programs in epidemiology, health policy, and social and behavioral health science.

Curriculum and Credits

You’ll take 15 credits to complete the graduate certificate. Courses cover the five key areas of public health: theoretical foundations of health behavior, political and economic aspects of health, environmental health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

Delivery Method

Enjoy a flexible online format for study on a part- or full-time basis. Choose to pursue this graduate certificate either while you are earning a primary graduate degree or as an independent certificate.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Graduate Certificate program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $928.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,276.00 per credit

Our Advisors

The College of Public Health offers extensive, personalized advising to students in each department. If you have questions about the Public Health Certificate program, contact the program advisor. 


Additional Program Information

Available online.

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