The Advanced Certificate in Public Health is a 15 credit program consisting of the five core public health courses. It is designed to provide a set of integral skills and knowledge for all public health professions, training students to think critically about the health challenges of populations and gain deeper understanding of multiple factors that lead to these challenges. The Public Health Advanced Certificate will enable students to approach public health problems using an array of evidence-based approaches, tools, and methods.
Most students should be able to complete the certificate program in one year. All courses are available online in both 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 MPH program or transferred into academic programs at other institutions (subject to transfer policies). The maximum number of 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.
Students who successfully complete the Public Health Advanced Certificate will be eligible to apply to the CUNY MPH degree program through a streamlined process.
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.