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Public Health - IUPUI

Graduate Certificate

The IUPUI Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed to provide foundational public health knowledge and skills to meet the needs of practicing public health professionals or those interested in expanding their skills into the public health field. 

The curriculum is comprised of courses that blend the five core areas of public health. As a student in the program, you learn to:

  • Use biostatistical methods to analyze and report public health data
  • Specify approaches to assess, prevent, and control environmental and occupational hazards to human health and safety
  • Use epidemiologic methods to collect, study, analyze, and report the patterns of disease in human populations for diverse audiences 
  • Apply policy process, development, and analysis methods to address current national, state, and local public health issues 
  • Identify social and behavioral science factors, theories, and models and develop, implement, and evaluate interventions designed to positively affect health behaviors in populations 
  • Exhibit high standards of personal and organizational integrity, compassion, honesty and respect for all people 
  • Identify the impact of diversity and culture on public health across discipline areas 
  • Identify the basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of public health data 

Your IUPUI 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
  • Youth tobacco prevention coordinator

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • Public health core courses (12 credit hours)
  • Elective course (3 credit hours)


PBHL-P 670Introduction to Public Health3 Credits
PBHL-P 670Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology3 Credits
PBHL-P 670Planning, Evaluation & Management3 Credits
PBHL-P 670Communication & Leadership3 Credits

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