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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Program Details

The online Certificate in Public Health was designed with health professionals in mind who need to balance family, location, and work commitments while pursuing the certificate, and who can then use it to build a foundation in public health, expand job opportunities, and possibly enhance a current degree.  The program provides graduate academic training in critical areas of public health.  Some of the courses that students will take span topics such as Environmental Concepts in Public Health, Statistical Methods for Health Sciences, Principles of Epidemiology, and Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • At least a 3.0 GPA for the undergraduate coursework taken after the first 60 hours
  • Requires substantial post baccalaureate professional work experience in a health related field in addition to the required academic credentials

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)


UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.