Program Overview

The Public Health Administration graduate certificate program is offered through the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. This completely online graduate certificate curriculum is designed for students who are looking for additional study in public health administration. Focus in this course will be drawn towards management, administration, organization, planning, and evaluation and policy analysis of both health and public health programs.

The courses in which students will be participating are Public Health Administration, Practical Applications of Public Health Law, Public Health Policy, Introduction to Public Health Informatics, and Public Health Program/Intervention Evaluation. Each course is worth three credits, to make a total of 15 credit hours required for this certificate.

Public health deals with issues such as controlling infectious disease, improving access to health care, and reducing violence, substance abuse, environmental hazards, and injury. By coupling this with the administration aspect, successful students will be competent planners and financial managers, and will be able to understand the public health structure, organization, society, laws and ethics, and financial aspects. Public health administrators can be employed by government agencies or not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions. The main goal of individuals who work in this field is to improve the wellbeing of a community and organize distribution of health information.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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