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
$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.
Delivery
100% online You can complete all courses 100% online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Public Health – Online

Curriculum

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. Students who complete the program earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from Oregon State University.

Courses

Required core courses (12 credits)

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

Elective courses (select a minimum of 6 credits)

H 512 Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (3 credits)
H 518 Public Health Ethics and Issues (3 credits)
H 520 Health Disparities (3 credits)
H 524 Introduction to Biostatistics (4 credits) 
H 530 Health Policy Analysis and Politics (3 credits)
H 536 Healthcare Organization Leadership Theory and Behavior (3 credits)
H 533 Health Systems Organization (3 credits)
H 571 Principles of Health Behavior (3 credits)
HHS 597 Global Health Systems (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.
  • Complete the program within seven years.
  • Complete all required courses.
  • 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 2019-20

Course # and descriptionSummer 2019Fall 2019Winter 2020Spring 2020
H 533 Health Systems Organization (3 cr)      
H 513 Integrative Approach to Public Health I (6)      
H 518 Public Health Ethics and Issues (3)      
H 524 Introduction to Biostatistics (4 cr)
     
HHS 597 Global Health Systems (3 cr)      
HHS 514 Integrated Approach to Public Health II (6 cr)      
H 520 Health Disparities (3 cr)      
H 530 Health Policy Analysis and Politics (3 cr)      
H 512 Introduction to Environmental and
Occupational Health Sciences (3 cr)
       
H 536 Healthcare Organization Leadership
Theory and Behavior (3 cr)
     
H 571 Principles of Health Behavior (3 cr)        

It may be possible to transfer some credits earned in the graduate certificate to the 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, Director of Graduate Student Recruitment and Admissions. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health or program courses does not guarantee admission to the MPH program.

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