Credits required
20 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 20 quarter credits are equal to 13.33 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$591 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
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Graduate Certificate in Public Health – Online


The field of public health promises exciting careers for professionals committed to making a difference in the health and well-being of people and their environments. Increasingly, today's complex health issues require public health education that applies behavioral, social and environmental sciences as well as policy and measurement to improve population health at local, national and global levels. 

An estimated 23 percent of the nation's public health workforce is eligible to retire within the next five years, increasing the demand for health professionals trained in public health. Grounded in core public health disciplines, our Graduate Certificate in Public Health will help you develop an interdisciplinary and systems-oriented approach to address public health challenges locally and in communities around the world. The certificate satisfies the education requirement for local public health administrators in Oregon.

Professionals working for organizations listed below can take this certificate to enhance their professional knowledge and skills:

  • State and county health departments
  • Health systems and health insurance companies
  • Domestic and international nonprofit organizations
  • Human service agencies
  • Military

Credits earned from courses in the graduate certificate may be applied toward a master's degree in public health. If you are interested in enrolling in the MPH degree program you must be admitted to the program through the OSU Graduate School. For details regarding applying to the MPH degree program, please contact Suzanna Chase. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health or program courses does not guarantee admission to the MPH program.


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