Public Health (Graduate Certificate)

Beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year, the Public Health Graduate Certificate is pausing admissions to the program. Current students will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate.

As part of the Master of Public Health Program's continuing education program, a Public Health Certificate (PHC) is offered. The Public Health Certificate can be completed in one semester in the Fall, on a part-­time basis over two semesters, or up to three years. 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. 

To enter the certificate program, an applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 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.

Certificate Requirements

The public health certificate is a 12­ credit program that can be completed as quickly one semester in the Fall, or up to three years. All courses must be taken at UNH. To earn the Public Health Certificate, a student must successfully complete the following curriculum consisting of two required courses and two elective courses.

Required Courses
PHP 900Public Health Care Systems3
PHP 901Epidemiology3
Select two elective courses 16
Environmental Health
Social and Behavioral Health
Public Health Administration
Public Health Finance and Budgeting
Public Health Policy
Public Health Ethics
Public Health Law and Negotiation
Public Health Economics
Evaluation in Public Health
Independent Study
Total Credits12

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

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.