Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$627 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 or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Public Health – Online


The online Graduate Certificate in Public Health consists of a minimum of 18 graduate credits, focusing on key domains of public health. All of these courses are available online.

To earn the public health certificate, you must complete all required courses within seven years while maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and receive individual course grades of a C or better. For complete curriculum details, please visit OSU's academic catalog.

Required courses (12 credits)

  • HHS 513 – Integrated Approach to Public Health I (6)
  • HHS 514 – Integrated Approach to Public Health II (6)

Pathway to a Master of Public Health

It may possible to apply some of the credits you earn in this graduate certificate program toward Oregon State's online master's degree in public health. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health or program courses does not guarantee admission to the MPH program.

Elective courses (6 credits)

  • H 512 – Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (3)
  • H 518 – Public Health Ethics and Issues (3)
  • H 520 – Health Disparities (3)
  • H 524 – Introduction to Biostatistics (4) 
  • H 530 – Health Policy Analysis and Politics (3)
  • H 536 – Healthcare Organization Leadership Theory and Behavior (3)
  • H 533 – Health Systems Organization (3)
  • HHS 597 – Global Health Systems (3)


If you have any questions about the curriculum in the public health graduate certificate, please email Suzanna Chase, the director of graduate student recruitment and admissions for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, at


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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