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Certificate - Core Public Health

Graduate Core Public Health Certificate

Certificate Description

The Graduate Core Public Health Certificate is a 15-credit hour program designed to give students a strong foundation of knowledge in the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences.  The fundamental knowledge and skills learned in these core courses will equip students to analyze and respond to emerging public health issues at the institution, community, and societal levels.  Some professionals augment their credentials and job prospects through a public health Certificate.

Course Requirements

Fall Semester

MPH 611 Social and Behavioral Sciences for Public Health    3 Credits
MPH 612 Statistical Reasoning for Public Health    3 Credits
MPHE 615 Public Health Administration and Management    3 Credits


Spring Semester

MPH 613  Principles of Environmental Health    3 Credits
MPH 614 Principles of Epidemiology     3 Credits
  TOTAL CREDITS    15 Credits

Admission Requirement

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Educational Format

Classes can be taught in three terms per year (fall, spring, summer). Classes are taught online and on-campus in the evenings on the campuses of Eastern Virginia Medical School or Old Dominion University to accommodate working professionals. Distance learning options are presented either in an asynchronous web-based or live video-streamed format.

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid may be available for any term in which a student is enrolled at least half time, subject to timely completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Private education loans may be available for less than half time study.  Please contact Financial Aid at for more information or visit EVMS Financial Aid.

Tuition costs for the Public Health Graduate Certificates are based upon the number of credit hours taken per term. Tuition is due at the beginning of each term of your enrollment. For more information visit EVMS Financial Aid page on the projected cost of attendance.

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment information applies to the Graduate Program in Public Health certificate programs at EVMS where students may receive Title IV aid.

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