Public Health Advanced Graduate Certificate

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“We need to better understand health care disparities and the social determinants of health because those are the things that will actually improve our health outcomes for the better.” Kenyani Davis, Health Services Administration MPH

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Health allows you to learn foundational public health skills in as little as one year.

Applications now being accepted

About the program

The certificate program is designed for individuals who want to gain foundational public health knowledge. It can be completed fully online, or on campus through seated courses on a full-time or part-time basis. 

If you find that public health is your passion and you wish to complete the full Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, certificate courses can seamlessly transfer into UB’s MPH.

Our courses attract a diverse student body. You will learn in a collaborative environment that includes public health professionals as well as individuals from across the health care landscape. Courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their field.

The program is designed for:

  • Individuals who wish to take a few courses before enrolling into an MPH program
  • Working professionals who want to gain practical public health skills
  • Current UB students interested in the bigger picture of health care in the U.S.
  • Individuals who want to transition into, or advance in the field of public health
  • Students who need the flexibility of online courses or in-person options

The School of Public Health and Health Professions is a CEPH accredited school of public health

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International Students

International students currently studying at UB are limited to 3 online course credits (1 course) per semester. Contact us to discuss the program that is right for you.

Deadlines

Apply by August 15 for fall semester admission. Apply by December 15 for spring semester admission.

Requirements for Current UB Graduate Students

Any student already enrolled in a graduate program at UB will be considered for admission to the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

  • Students must complete an application which includes a personal statement of your interest in the graduate certificate, your resume or CV, and contact information for two (2) references

Requirements for Students Not Currently Enrolled in a UB Graduate Program

Students who graduated previously from UB or another university with a Bachelor's degree must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all college coursework
    • Transcripts submitted with an application must demonstrate a student's ability to maintain a GPA of 3.0 in the graduate public health certificate program, which is the GPA required to earn the certificate.
  • Minimum 79 TOEFL (for international students)
  • Students must complete an application which includes a personal statement of your interest in the graduate certificate, your resume or CV, and contact information for two (2) references

Students Who Are Accepted

Before enrolling in an online public health certificate course for the first time, students must complete the following OPEN SUNY quizzes to ensure readiness for online coursework:

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