About the Graduate Certificate in Population Health

The Graduate Certificate in Population Health provides a valuable credential for those seeking to join the public health workforce or expand current knowledge and skills. It’s also the perfect introduction to further study in Public Health, as all credits can be applied to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

Curriculum:

The certificate is a total of 12 credit hours and can be completed in a single year. Courses can be taken in any order.  

Required:

  • CPH650 (Public Health Systems Administration) – 3 credit hours [Spring]

 

Electives:

Choose three from the list below for a total of nine credit hours:

  • CPH 603 (Data Analysis) – 3 credit hours [Spring]
  • CPH 605 (Epidemiology) – 3 credit hours [Fall]
  • CPH 621 (Understanding & Communicating Environmental Health) – 3 credit hours [Fall]
  • CPH 643 (Measuring Health Behavior) – 3 credit hours [Fall]
  • CPH 672 (Evidence Based Public Health) – 3 credit hours [Spring]

 

Benefits of the Graduate Certificate:

There is a flexible admission schedule - begin your study in fall or spring. Choose classes that are offered in-person or fully-online, to suit your needs. Credits earned are transferrable into the MPH program.  

Interested?

All application materials specific to the Graduate Certificate in Population Health must be received at least one month before the start date of the semester that coursework begins.  As part of the application, applicants must upload the following:

  1. Transcripts. Note that official transcripts are required for undergraduate and graduate work from universities other than the University of Kentucky. A GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.
  2. Personal Statement.  Briefly describe (a) your reason(s) for interest in the Graduate Certificate in Population Health, (b) your career goals in relation to Population Health and (c) the specific topic in Population Health in which you are most interested and why.
  3. Resume. Include prior education and work experience.

No more than six hours previously completed at UK can be counted towards the total number of hours required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Population Health.

 

How to Apply

Students not currently enrolled in a graduate program at UK must apply for admission to both the UK Graduate School and the Graduate Certificate in Population Health program. Application deadlines, information, and forms for the UK Graduate School are found on the Graduate School website. Students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at UK may apply at any time. Requests to include previously completed courses should be made on the program application. No more than six hours previously completed at UK can be counted towards the total number of hours required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Population Health. All application materials specific to the Graduate Certificate in Population Health must be received at least one month before the start date of the semester that coursework begins.

 

Certificate Application