Public Health Certificate Courses and Degree Plans

The Public Health Certificate is designed to allow students to attain knowledge from the core areas of public health knowledge as defined by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The required courses are designed to give students the academic foundation necessary for more advanced studies in two of the core areas while also focusing on the unique rural characteristics of the communities we serve. In addition to the 3 core courses listed below, a student will select 2 electives from any of the remaining courses offered in the Master of Public Health program.

The certificate requirements:

  • PBHL 5304 Environmental and Occupational Health
  • PBHL 5342 Epidemiology I
  • PBHL 5344 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Community Health
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2


Available courses with their descriptions can be found in the course catalog.

Course Catalog 2020-2022

An Overall GPA of 3.0 is required in order to receive the certificate.