Format: Online, In-Class

The Public Health Certificate is a 17-hour course of study ideal for individuals interested in exploring the field of public health or expanding their knowledge and skills. The certificate is built around the MPH Core, which is based on the Evidence-Based Public Health framework. This core set of courses builds skills in all critical areas of public health, including public health and health care systems; planning and promotion to promote health; as well as policy, leadership, communication, and systems thinking. Students also select one elective course from all available master’s-level courses to round out their training.

The Public Health Certificate is available completely online and does not require any travel to Birmingham (though students are welcome to take on-campus courses if they prefer). Coursework taken in pursuit of the Public Health Certificate can be used toward an MPH degree for students who choose to continue their training at the UAB School of Public Health.

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Application Deadlines

All courses taken toward the Public Health Certificate can also be counted toward an MPH degree in any concentration in the UAB School of Public Health. In addition, students interested in pursuing an MPH following completion of the Certificate can apply directly through the UAB Graduate School: a SOPHAS application is not required.