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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Program Details

Michigan State University offers a graduate certificate in Public Health for students who wish to learn more about the public health field and how it differs from clinical medicine. This program would be beneficial for public health practitioners and other individuals in related fields. Students will focus on disease prevention and health promotion in populations. Those within the College of Human Sciences are committed to helping students become knowledgeable in their chosen field of scientific study both in and out of the classroom. This college looks for opportunities for students to apply their academic understanding within community health organizations and systems throughout the health care community. This provides a network consisting of health services, research, and education.

The courses students will take in this class are Introduction to Public Health, Biostatistics for Public Health, Epidemiology for Public Health, Public Health Administration, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health, and Environmental Factors of Health. These six classes total the 18 credit hours required to complete this program.

Students will explore topics such as health education, environmental monitoring, control of communicable diseases, and implementing sanitary measures. The public health disciplines that would utilize information from this degree would be epidemiology, biostatistics, behavior and social sciences, environmental health sciences, and health policy and management.

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


At present, MSU is not authorized to offer online programs/distance education to any residents of Arkansas or Maryland.