Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health



The Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health is an 18-credit, one-year online program. Among the highlights:

  • Five required courses (15 credits) from five core content areas, as well as one elective course (3 credits) from a relevant area of your choosing
  • The five core content areas cover:
    • PH301 Public Health and Health Policy
    • PH302 Epidemiology
    • PH303 Biostatistics
    • PH304 Environmental Public Health
    • PH305 or PH317 Health Policy and Management
  • Students can choose from a variety of topical electives, including:
    • Global Public Health
    • Food Systems and Public Health
    • Public Health Law
  • Courses taught by faculty experts from UVM’s College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Vermont Department of Health, and experts trained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Individualized academic advising
  • Courses offered during Spring, Fall, and Summer terms to ensure that you can fit the program into your professional schedule

Click here for a table showing all program requirements along with the routine schedule of course offerings and pre-requisites to earn the certificate.

Example Curriculum Sequence Maps:

  1. One Year Program: Students will be required to take 6 credits (2 courses) per semester for three semesters
  2. Two Year Program: Students will be need to take 3 credits (1 course) per semester for six semesters