Public Health-Graduate Certificate

(Code 488-602)

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health builds a strong foundation in core public health principles and practices, while providing flexibility in choosing electives that meet professional needs or interests. Courses are fully online and offered year round. The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is ideal for workforce development, a complementary graduate credential for other graduate and professional degree programs, and people wanting to explore the field of public health. 

Credits earned in this certificate program can be applied to the Master of Public Health (MPH) at UWEC.

Applicants must meet Graduate Studies admission requirements. Applications are processed on a rolling basis (no application deadline) for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Required Courses
PH 710Foundations and Applications of Public Health3
PH 725Principles of Epidemiology3
Required Elective (Select one of the following courses)3
Environmental and Occupational Health
Biostatistics for Population Health
Public Health Policy and Advocacy
Public Health Program Planning
Public Health Administration
Additional Elective (Select one of the following courses or choose an additional course from the required elective options above)3
Rural Public Health
Public Health and Climate Change
Field Epidemiology: Outbreak Investigations
Program Evaluation and Research Methodologies 1
Total Credits12

PH 720 is a prerequisite.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in public health history, philosophy, and practice.
  • Demonstrate epidemiological literacy.
  • Apply systems thinking to describe a public health issue.
  • Apply public health methods to address a public health issue.