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 online Graduate Certificate in Public Health consists of a total of 20 graduate course credits focusing on key domains of public health. All of these courses are available online. Students who complete the program earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Oregon State University.

Required core courses (17 credits)

  • Environmental and Occupational Health (H 512 – 3 credits)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics (H 524 – 4 credits)
  • Principles of Epidemiology (H 525 – 4 credits)
  • Health Systems Organization (H 533 – 3 credits)
  • Principles of Health Behavior (H 571 – 3 credits)

Elective courses (select one)

  • Health Policy Analysis (H 530 – 3 credits)
  • Health Care Organizational Theory and Behavior (H 536 – 3 credits)

Certificate completion requirements

  • Upon acceptance to the OSU Graduate School, proceed with registering for required classes for the online graduate certificate program that are available during the upcoming term.
  • You must complete the program within seven years.
  • You must complete all required courses.
  • You must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to receive the certificate and receive individual course grades of a C or better.

Tentative schedule of classes for 2017-18

Course # and descriptionWinter
H 571 Principles of Health Behavior (3 cr)        
H 536 Health Care Organizational Theory
and Behavior (3 cr)
H 533 Health Systems Organization (3 cr)        
H 512 Environmental and Occupational
Health (3 cr)
H 524 Introduction to Biostatistics (4 cr)       ✓     
H 525 Principles of Epidemiology (4 cr)          
H 530 Health Policy Analysis (3 cr)          

Notice to all students: Due to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines, internships cannot be completed within the state of Massachusetts. Students intending to complete an internship in Massachusetts must work their academic advisors or department to make alternate arrangements.

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