Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health (PH) provides individuals from diverse backgrounds with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in public health, health policy, community health, epidemiology as well as offering students an opportunity to pursue interests in evaluation, planning or quality.
The public health certificate can serve to augment a student's previous academic training and facilitate advancement in a variety of private health and service organizations as well as public agencies. Alternatively, the certificate can serve as a strong introduction and preview to the field of public health prior to committing to a formal masters' program.
Certificate program courses are selected from the master's degree program curriculum, and if successfully completed, (with a grade of B or better) will fulfill degree requirements for students who apply for, and are admitted to, a master's degree program. Courses are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening for the convenience of working students, and are held at the Muskie School on the USM Portland campus. Some courses are offered at other campuses in the University of Maine System via the University's distance education network.
To apply, contact USM Graduate Admissions or visit the Certificate of Graduate Study website
For More Information
For more information, please contact:
Andy Coburn, PhD
Chair, Public Health Program
Phone: (207) 780-4435
Student Affairs Office
Phone: (207) 780-4864
- MPH 525 American Health Systems
- MPH 535/AMS 535 Introduction to Epidemiologic Research
- MPH 565 Social and Behavioral Foundations for Public Health
Pick two remaining courses from the list below:
- MPH 545/AMS 545 Applied Biostatistical Analysis
- MPH 555 Environmental Health
- MPH 625 Organizational Leadership
- MPH 630 Health Planning and Marketing
- MPH 635 Health Law and Ethics
- MPH 640 Finance I
- MPH 645 Finance II
- MPH 650 Applied Public Health Research and Evaluation
- MPH 655 Public Health Practice
- MPH 660 Health Policy
- MPH 665 Health Economics
- MPH 670 Quality Improvement
- MPH 675 Health Information Management
NOTE: Students can transfer up to 12 credit hours into the MPH program. However, those intending to apply to the program need to submit their application before taking all 12 credits.