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
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
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 B- or better. For curriculum details, please visit OSU's academic catalog. The time it takes to complete this certificate is dependent on your start term, courses you select and course availability.

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.

Required prerequisite courses (12 credits)

  • HHS 523 – Public Health Impact (4)
  • HHS 524 – Public Health Solutions (3)
  • HHS 533 – Computing for Population Health Data (2)
  • HHS 534 – Qualitative Methods for Health Equity (3)

Elective courses (6 credits)

Select a minimum of 6 credits from any combination of graduate level public health courses, except H 523.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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