Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health

The 15-credit Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health (PH) can 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. The program provides individuals from diverse backgrounds with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in public health, health policy, epidemiology; as well as offering students the opportunity to pursue interests in evaluation, planning, or quality improvement.

Certificate students who apply for, and are admitted to, the master of public health degree, may transfer up to 15 credits from their certificate coursework.  

Courses are scheduled in the late afternoon and evening for the convenience of working students. Fall and Spring courses meet once a week and are held in the Wishcamper Center on the USM Portland campus. A growing number of courses are accessible through PolyCom connection to other UMaine campuses, or via Internet on students' own devices. In addition, onecourse each semester is offered using weekly, asynchronous online technology.

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Joly, PhD
Muskie School
Phone: (207) 828-8456
Email: brenda.joly@maine.edu

Visit USM Admissions for information on the graduate certificate program application process.

 

 

If students are taking one course per semester:

  • Students beginning in the fall start with MPH 525.
  • Students beginning in the spring start with MPH 565.

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Ciolfi, M. L., Griffin, E., Pratt, J., Richards, M., Gildard, S., & Byrne, B. (2016). Living with a brain injury in Maine: Individual experiences, perceptions, and need.  Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Lenardson, J. D., Gale, J. A., & Ziller, E. C. (2016). Rural opioid abuse: Prevalence and user characteristics. (PB 63-1). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Rural Health Research Center.

Snow, K. I., Gressani, T., Olsen, L., McGuire, C., Bratesman, S., Mauney, K., & Theriault, J. (2016). Adults using long term services and supports: Population and service use trends in Maine, SFY 2014. (Chartbook). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service.

Talbot, J. A., Ziller, E. C., & Szlocek, D. (2016). Mental health first aid in rural communities: Appropriateness and outcomes. Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12173.

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