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Public Health - IU Bloomington

Graduate Certificate

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health trains students and working professionals in the core disciplines of the rapidly growing, multifaceted field of public health. The curriculum follows the Council on Education for Public Health Foundational Competencies through coursework in population health, assessment, policy and politics, and evidence-based methods. The coursework will introduce you to topics relevant to the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam. 

In addition to coursework, you complete a career-building practicum. Suggestions for practicum objectives include an internship in a new position or accomplishing a task in a current position. Deliverables include, but are not limited to, an academic paper, a work-related project, or a business plan for a new venture.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health prepares you for such careers as:

  • Community health educator 
  • Disease prevention manager
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Intervention designer
  • Maternal and child health specialist
  • Obesity prevention coordinator
  • Public health researcher 
  • Technical advisor for health programs 
  • Vaccine advisor and program manager
  • Youth tobacco prevention coordinator

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, you must complete a minimum of 15 graduate credit hours within two years.

The core requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Public health core courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Practicum in public health (3 credit hours) 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree
  2. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (500 words or less)
  • Resume
  • TOEFL score (minimum 80) or IELTS score (minimum 7) - international students only 


SPH-B 675Practicum in Public Health3 Credits
SPH-X 601Assessment & Public Health3 Credits
SPH-X 650Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health3 Credits
SPH-X 660Population Health Determinants3 Credits
SPH-X 685Public Health Policy & Politics3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents

  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $518.62
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1555.86

Note: Additional fees will apply. This program is ineligible for financial aid.

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $621.98
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1865.94
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