8050 Graduate Certificate in Public Health

8050 Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH) is a 16-credit hour program of study. The content is nearly the same as the core courses taught in the Master of Public Health degree program. All courses have been specially designed and developed for students currently working in public health or related field who seek to maintain, upgrade, or advance their public health knowledge and skills.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health will offer strong foundations in public health theory, research, and practice, for example:

  • Community Health Practice and Research
  • Program Planning, Management, and Evaluation
  • Human Communication
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Health Policies

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS (16 hours):

  1. Required GCPH Core Courses (10 hours)
    • PH 7011 Epidemiology for Public Health (3)
    • PH 7017 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I (4)
    • PH 7160 Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
  2. Required GCPH Elective Courses (6 hours):
    • Select at least two electives in consultation with either the SPH Graduate Advisor in the Office of Academic Assistance and Career Services (OAA) or a faculty mentor. Electives must be approved, in writing, by OAA.

Applying GCPH credit hours to Public Health Graduate degree programs. Students who wish to change from GCPH enrollment to graduate degree seeking status must file an application for the graduate program desired and all supporting documents by the appropriate deadline for the semester for which admission is sought. Further information on application procedures for admission to degree programs in the School of Public Health may be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Career Services: http://publichealth.gsu.edu/academic/apply/.

GCPH credit hours may apply to School of Public Health graduate degree programs. However, all credits, including GCPH-earned credits, presented for the Master’s degree must have been earned within six calendar years of the date of Master’s degree conferral, and all credits presented for the Ph.D. degree must have been earned within nine calendar years of the date of Ph.D. degree conferral. Grades from all attempts at all GSU courses that are taken at the graduate level will become part of the student’s GPA.