The Certificate in Public Health Sciences may be an excellent option for individuals who:
–  Have existing graduate, professional or medical training and wish to increase their marketability in the public health sector
–  Wish to start taking graduate public health coursework outside of the regular MPH admissions cycle
–  Have a GPA below our 3.0 minimum and wish to increase their competitiveness for MPH admission by successfully completing graduate level public health coursework
–  Have been out of school for a while and wish to waive the GRE requirement for MPH admission

The curriculum for the Certificate in Public Health Sciences includes 3 required courses and then the remainder of the 15-21 total credits are electives and can be tailored to the interests of the student.  Certificate students have access to all of the graduate courses available through the ColoradoSPH and work with an academic advisor to create a plan for completion.

Many certificate students decide to go on to the Master of Public Health program.  Those who start in the certificate program, but who go on to be admitted to the MPH program, are able to transfer courses in from the certificate program.

Individuals in this certificate program can apply for federal financial aid and may also be eligible for in-state tuition if a resident of certain western states through the Western Regional Graduate Program.  Individuals can click on the link to see if their state might qualify them for in-state tuition.

There are two admissions cycles per year for the Certificate in Public Health Sciences.  Details regarding the application deadlines and requirements can be found online.

If you’d like to speak with someone about whether the Certificate in Public Health Sciences is the right fit for you, please contact Kendra Bigsby at