Graduate Certificates in the College of Public Health

A Graduate Certificate is an integrated group of courses that is designed to have a very clear and focused academic topic or competency as its subject area. Often, a Graduate Certificate may meet a clearly defined educational need of a constituency group, such as continuing education or accreditation for a particular profession; respond to a specific state mandate; or provide a basic competency in an emerging, usually interdisciplinary, area. A Certificate is not a graduate degree program (it is typically between 9 and 15 credits), but it does provide the student formal recognition of the mastery of a clearly defined academic topic.

Learn more about The Graduate School at UK or browse the Graduate Certificate programs offered by the College of Public Health.

The Graduate School

Improving Healthcare Value

An inter-disciplinary program led by a team of senior faculty members from the College of Public Health, the College of Business and Economics, and the College of Engineering.


A 15-credit hour graduate certificate that allows students studying in programs outside the Department of Biostatistics to learn a basic background in the design and analysis of biomedical studies.


Preparing both graduate students and practicing professionals to assume key roles in improving the quality of life for older adults and furthering our understanding of the aging process and the status of older adults.

Global Health

Expansion in global communication, travel, and trade has increased the need for clinical and public health professionals who understand health issues that transcend national and continental borders.