Advanced Certificate in Public Health – Revised Curriculum for Fall 2019*
Public health is the science and practice of disease prevention and evidence-based approaches to ensure the well-being of populations. Public health addresses health at the population level rather than the individual level. Public health is an interdisciplinary field that examines health challenges from multiple perspectives, including societal, social, political, and economic.
The Advanced Certificate in Public Health consists of the 5 public health core courses. Each course is 3 credits. The certificate program is 15 credits. Most students should be able to complete the certificate program in one year. All courses are available online in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Completion of this certificate program will prepare students for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is the only professional certification in public health. Learn more here: https://www.nbphe.org
The credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the CUNY SPH MPH program or transferred into academic programs at other institutions (subject to transfer policies). The maximum allowable transfer credits that can be transferred into the advanced certificate is 3 credits. These credits must be at the graduate level, from an accredited public health program, with a grade of B or better, and should not have been used toward another degree.
Please note that financial aid and student loans are not available for this certificate program. You may be eligible for payment plans with CUNY. For more information on payment plans, please review the SPH payment options page.
*For students who began matriculating in Spring 2019 or earlier, please review the previous curriculum for the Advanced Certificate in Public Health here.