Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The College of Public Health offers the Certificate in Public Health for graduate students. The certificate program is designed to improve public health practice and public health workforce capacity in Iowa and the upper Midwest. It is intended primarily for individuals in public health practice, those in the workforce, and those interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in basic public health competencies.

A recent edition in the College of Public Health InSight Magazine featured a Certificate graduate – check it out here (page 25)!

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The graduate certificate requires 18 s.h. of credit and can be completed online or on campus. Applicants to the graduate certificate program must hold a bachelor’s degree and must have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through SOPHAS Express and are required to upload a statement of purpose, two reference letters, and a resume. Official transcripts* should be mailed to: UI Graduate Admissions, 108 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242.  *University of Iowa transcripts and other transcripts already on file with the Office of Admissions do not need to be submitted.

At this time, we are unable to admit international students who reside outside of the United States.

Application deadlines are as follow:

  • March 15 – Summer Session
  • June 15 – Fall Session
  • December 1 – Spring Session

Certificate Completion Requirements

Successful completion of the Certificate program requires that the overall GPA for the Certificate courses be 2.75 or above and that the course work is less than 5 years old upon successful completion.

Required Courses (18 s.h.)

CPH:4101 Introduction to Public Health 3
BIOS:4120 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
CBH:4105 Introduction to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles 3
HMP:4000 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System 3
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health 3

The course delivery schedule is as follows:

Course Number & Name Summer Fall Spring
CPH: 4101 Intro to Public Health Web In-person N/A
BIOS:4120 Intro to Biostatistics

Web

In-person

Web

In-person

Web

In-person

CBH:4105 Intro to Health Promotion & Disease Prevention N/A Web In-person
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I Web

Web

In-person

Web
HMP:4000 Intro to US Healthcare Web N/A In-person
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health N/A In-person Web

Frequently Asked Questions about the Certificate in Public Health


Questions or comments? Contact CPH Webmaster. This page was last reviewed on September 7, 2017.