Public Health (Graduate Certificate)

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As part of the Master of Public Health Program's continuing education program, a public health certificate (PHC) is offered.


Applications are accepted for both fall and spring semesters. Certificate program applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Students are expected to have experience in public health.

Please visit the Graduate School website for detailed instructions about applying to the graduate certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

The public health certificate is a 12­-credit program that can be completed on a part-­time basis over one calendar year. All courses (with the exception of workshops taken as part of PHP 996 Applied Topics in the Essentials of Public Health) must be taken at UNH. Students completing the Public Health Certificate Program can apply to enter the M.P.H. program. If accepted, certificate credits can be applied to the M.P.H. program. To earn the public health certificate, a student must successfully complete the following 12­-credit curriculum consisting of following three required courses and one elective course.

PHP 900Public Health Care Systems3
PHP 901Epidemiology3
PHP 996Applied Topics in the Essentials of Public Health 13
Select one elective course 23
Total Credits12

This course has a unique structure that allows students to tailor their learning experience about the Ten Essential Services of Public Health to their professional goals and interests. To learn more about this course design, please consult the department.


Students can take any M.P.H. course as long as any prerequisites have been met.