The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a 12-credit program that offers foundational graduate-level training in public health. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete four public health courses.
Course List - Graduate Certificate in Public Health
|Behavioral Health Intervention Strategies||PHS 504||Evaluation of intervention strategies from a biobehavioral health context; theories of change processes in health.||3 credits|
|Principles of Biostatistics||PHS 520||Introduction to the application of techniques and interpretation of results that are commonly used to plan, analyze, and report clinical and health services research.||3 credits|
|Principles of Epidemiology||PHS 550||
Topics include measurements, surveillance, outbreak investigation, bias, and study design.
Prerequisite: PHS 520
|Health Services Organization and Delivery||PHS 571||Examination of health systems, organization, financing, and evaluation; trends, problems, and issues.||3 credits|
All four courses in the certificate program may be applied to the Penn State Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program, offered to resident students at the Penn State College of Medicine campus in Hershey, Pennsylvania. You must earn a grade of B or better for a course to be applied to the Public Health Master's Degree program and must formally apply and be admitted to the resident MPH degree program. Admission into the Penn State MPH degree program is a separate step and is not guaranteed. Learn more about the MPH program.