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Public Health - IU Bloomington

Graduate Certificate

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed for individuals seeking to advance their career and expand their professional network in public health.

As a student in the program, you take courses on the social and behavioral determinants of health, environmental health, the organization and administration of public health programs, and applied epidemiology and biostatistics. In addition, 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.  

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

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


  • SPH-B 675Practicum3 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

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $437.68
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1313.04
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $525.22
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1575.66
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.