Format: Online, In-Class

This 17-hour certificate program is ideal for individuals interested in exploring the field of public health or expanding their foundational knowledge and applied skills. This certificate is built around the Evidence-Based Public Health framework, providing students with skills in community assessment, quantitative methods, program and policy development and evaluation, as well as public health management and leadership. Students also select one elective course to customize their training. This certificate can be used as part of UAB’s new interdisciplinary master’s degree program. Application deadlines for this certificate follow the UAB Graduate School’s application deadlines for Degree-Seeking Students.

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Currently enrolled UAB graduate students should apply by submitting the following form: Enroll in the Graduate Certificate of Public Health.

Applicants not currently enrolled at UAB should apply by completing an application through the UAB Graduate School.

Admissions requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Statement of Purpose

Certificate students may apply for the MPH or other degree programs within the UAB School of Public Health and if admitted, the courses taken will be counted towards the completion of the degree program. If you have questions about the program prior to enrolling, please reach out to KaShunti Farmer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..