A Graduate Certificate in Public Health (GCPH) provides documentation that a student has completed a core set of public health courses beyond the bachelor’s degree level. Through the graduate certificate in public health program graduates will bring population-based health knowledge to their work in health and medicine. The program covers principles and issues in health care policy and administration, the social and behavioral aspects of public health, epidemiology, environmental health, and biostatistics. Students have the option to focus on coursework in health care policy and administration or public health and aging.

Key Program Features

  • Receive core knowledge in Public Health. Students already pursuing careers in health and medicine can choose this program to increase their basic knowledge in public health related areas, issues and challenges.
  • GCPH meets professional degree requirements. In compliance with curriculum standards by the Council on Education for Public Health, this program satisfies student competency requirements in the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management, and social and behavioral science.
  • Complete both certificate and graduate degree. Students seeking the Graduate Certificate in Public Health could do so in conjunction with a graduate degree, such as Master of Arts in Aging Studies degree by following the Public Health concentration.

Program FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions About the Program
Question Answer
Entry Point
Fall or Spring
Program Length

Can be completed fully online in 1 academic year.

College of Health Professions (CHP) Course Fee of $15.00 per credit hour for all courses within the CHP.

Please visit the Tuition and Fees website for more information.

*The Graduate Certificate in Public Health if completed alone and not in conjunction with a graduate degree program is classified as non-degree seeking and financial aid is not available to non-degree seeking programs.

Study Plan Options All courses are offered 100 percent online to accommodate working professionals both local and distant.
Application Deadline June 1st for Fall; November 1st for Spring

We would also accept graduate school application deadlines. See Graduate School website for current deadline dates.

Employment Assistance WSU does not provide employment assistance.
WSU does pass on job opportunities as they become available. Job postings are also posted on the Aging Studies and Public Health Sciences Facebook page.