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
  • 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. 

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    15 Credits

Educational Format

Classes can be taught in three terms per year (fall, spring or summer). Classes are held in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. Classes are taught online and on campus on the campuses of EVMS or ODU. Online 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 EVMS Financial Aid at finaid@evms.edu for more information.

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, view the program's 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. See the gainful employment disclosure for more information.