The graduate Certificate in Public Health requires 12 s.h. of credit. All certificate courses are offered online at least once a year. All courses except EPID:3099 Evidence-Based Public Health Methods also are offered on the University of Iowa campus. Certificate students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Students who are enrolled only in the Certificate in Public Health program may not register for courses other than those required for the certificate.

Students must complete the certificate's required course work within five years of entering the program and must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.75 in work for the certificate. Students who are admitted to the M.P.H. program after they complete the certificate may apply a maximum of 9 s.h. of certificate credit toward the M.P.H. degree.

The graduate Certificate in Public Health requires the following course work.

Both of these:
CPH:4101Introduction to Public Health3
EPID:3099Evidence-Based Public Health Methods3
Two of these:
CBH:4105Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3
HMP:4000Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System3
OEH:4240Global Environmental Health3

Applicants to the graduate certificate program must hold a bachelor's degree and must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75. They must submit official transcript(s), a statement of purpose, two reference letters, a résumé, and an application form.

For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Certificate in Public Health website.