Public Health (Graduate Certificate)

As part of the Master of Public Health Program's continuing education program, a Public Health Certificate (PHC) is offered. The Public Health Certificate Program provides a vehicle for individuals working in public or community health positions with the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate in public health. The Public Health Certificate is  completed on a part-­time basis over one calendar year. To earn the public health certificate, a student must successfully complete the 12­-credit curriculum consisting of two required courses and two elective courses must be taken at UNH.

Grading Policy

For the purposes of determining academic standing, grades below the “B­-” level in graded courses are considered failing grades. The MPH program director will recommend dismissal of a student  to the Graduate School when a failing grade occurs in six or more credits, either in two courses or in one course taken twice.  Repeating a course does not remove the original failing grade from the record. Students must earn a cumulative grade­-point average of 3.0 (B), or higher, in order to graduate. Students admitted on a conditional or provisional basis must meet the conditions or provisions as stated in the letter of admission in order to remain in the Graduate School.


To enter the certificate program, an applicant must have a baccalaureate degree. Applications are accepted for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Certificate program applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Students are expected to have experience in public health. Upon completion of the certificate program, students may apply to the MPH. program. If admitted into the MPH program, the certificate credits will be applied to the MPH degree program.

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 must be taken at UNH. To earn the Public Health Certificate, a student must successfully complete the following 12­-credit curriculum consisting of following two required courses and two elective courses.

PHP 900Public Health Care Systems3
PHP 901Epidemiology3
Select two elective courses 16
Total Credits12

Students can take any MPH course as long as any prerequisites have been met.