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.
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.