Graduate Certificate in Population Health
Jefferson (Philadelphia University +Thomas Jefferson University)

Program Details

Jefferson Online offers the online Graduate Certificate in Population Health. This field aims to prevent and address human disease through social interventions that engage the community and the larger society by integrating clinical care and public health practices in a new paradigm of health delivery. This certificate provides a comprehensive foundation in the essentials of population health—new care-delivery structures, socio-economic determinants of disease, data analytics, health finance and economics, and basics of healthcare quality and safety.

Graduates of this program will achieve the following competencies:

  • Articulate new priorities in prevention, evidence-based practice, comparative effectiveness, public health and health policy established by the population health framework.
  • Identify key socio-economic and cultural determinants of population health outcomes.
  • Articulate new approaches to managing costs and to improving access, quality and safety.
  • and more


  • Three or more years of substantial experience in some aspect of the health/healthcare industry
  • Earned baccalaureate or graduate degree with approximate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Ability to perform graduate work demonstrated by either a graduate degree or at least 9 credits of appropriate graduate coursework with a grade of B or higher; OR a competitive score on the GRE or other graduate entrance examination

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education