The graduate Certificate in Public Health requires 18 s.h. of credit. 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. All certificate courses are offered online at least once a year, and all courses are offered on campus. Students who are only enrolled in the Certificate in Public Health program may not register for courses other than those required for the certificate.

The certificate program is designed to improve public health practice and public health workforce capacity in Iowa and the upper Midwest. It is intended primarily for individuals in public health practice, those in the workforce, and those interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in basic public health competencies.

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

All of these:
CPH:5100Introduction to Public Health3
BIOS:4120Introduction to Biostatistics3
CBH:4105Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3
EPID:4400Epidemiology I: Principles3
HMP:4000Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System3
OEH:4240Global Environmental Health3

Applicants to the 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 online application.

For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Graduate Certificate in Public Health web page. The Certificate in Public Health is conferred by the Graduate College.