Urban Public Health Program
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts
The Urban Public Health Program offers a “Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts” to health professionals and individuals with a Bachelor degree (BA/BS) who wish to increase their expertise and competency in core public health concepts, and/or wish to move into career positions in public health.
- Those who work in public health that would like additional formal training.
- Those delivering health care who need knowledge and skills in the core public health disciplines, but may not want to pursue the full MPH degree.
- Future students who intend to apply these courses toward their MPH degree at CDU.
5 courses (3 units each) in 2 semesters. The courses are offered in the evening, from 6:00- 9:00 pm, to accommodate working adults.
- MPH 511 Principles of Epidemiology
- MPH 512 Principles of Biostatistics
- MPH 521 Environmental Determinants of Health
- MPH 522 Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health
- MPH 523 Health Policy and Management
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts, graduates will be able to:
- Apply basic concepts of epidemiology to the study of the patterns of disease and injury applied to public health;
- Describe appropriate statistical methods for critical reading of reports of statistical analysis of public health problems;
- Identify the role of social, behavioral, and cultural factors associated with population health;
- Determine the role of environmental factors affecting the health of a population; and
- Identify the managerial and policy issues associated with the delivery, quality and costs of health care.
Applicants must submit the following admissions materials:
- Online Application Apply Now
- $35 application fee (non-refundable)
- An earned baccalaureate (or higher) degree from a regionally accredited university
- Official transcripts from all regionally accredited post-secondary institutions attended (or evidence of a U.S. equivalent baccalaureate degree based on a foreign credential evaluation). See the University approved foreign credential evaluation agencies here.
- Personal Goal Statement (2-3 pages), which should address the following:
- Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public health
- Career objectives
- Self-assessment of interpersonal, communication skills, and computer skills.
- Two (2) Recommendations Letters.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae