Public Health Core Concepts Certificate

Public Health Core Concepts Certificate

  • Delivery: 
    Fully Online
  • Cost: 
    $13,061.44 total
  • Total credits: 
  • Credential: 
    Graduate Certificate
  • Application deadlines: 
    December 1 for spring; April 1 for summer; August 1 for fall
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    School of Public Health

The Public Health Certificate in Core Concepts (PHCert-CC) is designed for working health service or human service professionals with a completed baccalaureate or advanced degree who wish to develop a credential in public health core concepts. The program provides training that prepares public health workers and others to respond to emerging public health issues. The content of the PHCert-CC curriculum is the same as the core content taught in the School of Public Health, Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs. All courses are available in online and in-person formats. 

Watch student Linda Kahn's video about her experience in the program.

For more information, please visit the program website.


  • PubH 6020 Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3 cr)
  • PubH 6102 Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (2 cr)
  • PubH 6320 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 cr)
  • PubH 6414 Biostatistical Literacy (3 cr)
  • PubH 6741 Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1 cr)
  • PubH 6751 Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2 cr)

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.