Public Health Certificate Programs
Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health, which is CEPH-accredited and ranks as the #1 school of public health in Philadelphia, offers eight online public health certificate programs through Drexel University Online.
Our graduate certificates in public health, which can be completed part time, are relevant to individuals at any stage of their career, whether in pursuit of a first job, career change, promotion, or professional development opportunity.
A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to apply to a Drexel certificate program.
Online certificates may be eligible for financial aid or special tuition rates.
Most online public health certificates are stackable, meaning that credits can be rolled directly into a Drexel Dornsife master's program after successfully completing the certificate and graduate admissions requirements.
Follow the links below and review the certificate's tuition page to learn more.
Graduate Public Health Certificates Offered at Drexel:
Certificate in Public Health
The Certificate in Public Health is an online, accredited certificate that introduces students to foundational knowledge in public health systems, policy, communication, and research methods.
Students will learn to translate knowledge into action and center their education through the public health themes of human rights, ethics, and history.
The public health graduate certificate program is designed for working professionals such as doctors, nurses, public health administrators, health educators, clinical researchers, policy experts, community advocates, and more.
Common Careers: Health educator, health services manager, policy analyst, research associate, urban planner
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Certificate in Disability and Health Equity Policy
The Certificate in Disability and Health Equity Policy is an online certificate that focuses on disability policy from a public health perspective.
Students gain a core understanding of the definitions and methods for measuring disability, as well as the theory and practice of policy making and advocacy in public health and health care.
This health policy certificate prepares self-advocates, caregivers, and professionals to influence and lead in any position that supports individuals with disabilities.
Common Careers: Social worker, policy analyst, therapist (physical/occupational/speech)
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Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is an online, interdisciplinary certificate designed for working professionals in medicine, clinical research, health education, policy, and more.
Students learn the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics and gain skills in using epidemiologic and biostatistical tools and techniques to describe, monitor, and investigate the drivers of population health. These skills are necessary to conduct research, develop hypotheses, analyze data, and interpret and communicate results.
Common Careers: Statistician, data scientist, research analyst
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Certificate in Global Health
The Certificate in Global Health is an online certificate that introduces students to the field of global health and development in international settings.
Students develop the analytic and technical skills required to pursue further work in global health and international development. Through practical applications, students learn about designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in underserved communities in the United States as well as globally.
Certificate students take courses alongside Drexel’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health students, and upon graduation, can transfer completed credits directly into the MPH program.
Common Careers: Global health educator, health communications manager, research associate
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Certificate in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
The Certificate in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control teaches the fundamentals of infectious disease, infection control training, epidemiology, and patient safety.
Students learn about the major risks for infection in healthcare settings; surveillance and prevention strategies for healthcare associated infections; important bacterial and viral pathogens that cause disease in humans; quality improvement and safety within healthcare systems; and epidemiology including methods specific to infectious disease epidemiology.
As the infectious disease field faces staffing shortages, professionals with training in the control and prevention of infectious disease are needed around the world in public health agencies, healthcare settings, non-profit organizations, and in the pharmaceutical industry.
Common Careers: Patient safety program coordinator, occupational health and safety specialist, epidemiologist, infectious disease preventionist, nurse
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Certificate in Maternal and Child Health
The Certificate in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is an online certificate that provides the knowledge and skills needed to effectively promote the health and well-being of women, mothers, infants, children, adolescents, and families in local, domestic, and global settings.
Students develop skills in critical thinking, application, and analysis of MCH issues including policy efforts, morbidity and mortality, children with special needs, environmental exposures, and global MCH health disparities.
Dornsife has a very active MCH program, and our MCH certificate students have many opportunities to get involved, including student organizations, conferences, networking opportunities, MCH-focused events, and more.
Common Careers: Health educator, community development coordinator, nurse, program manager
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Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health
The Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health is an online certificate for graduate students, practicing healthcare professionals, and anyone else who wishes to better understand and address health issues specific to various and diverse LGBT populations.
Students examine health disparities, research, and methodologies involved in the study of LGBT populations, and study the intersections of social identities/inequalities, such as those based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, and sex/gender.
Common Careers: Program manager, community health outreach worker, nurse, clinical research coordinator
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Certificate in Urban Health
The Certificate in Urban Health is an online certificate that introduces students to urban health practice techniques and builds foundational knowledge in the field.
The certificate provides students with an understanding of topics such as built environment, healthy housing, and ecological concerns in urban settings. Students learn about the fundamentals of urban health and how they apply to real-world problems, programs, and policies.
Urban health professionals often work in areas such as community health, health education, and urban and regional planning.
Certificate students take courses alongside Drexel’s Online MPH in Urban Health students, and upon graduation, can transfer completed credits directly into the MPH program.
Common Careers: Urban planner, regional planner, policy analyst
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To learn more about Drexel Dornsife's public health certificate programs, request more information to speak with a member of the admissions team today.
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Public Health Certificate FAQs
Is a Certificate in Public Health Worth It?
A public health certificate has the potential to lead to a promotion or perhaps a change in responsibilities, different job title, or new career.
A certificate is also a great way to earn graduate credits that can transfer into a master's program at Dornsife.
How Is a Certificate Different From a Degree?
Online certificates and degree programs both enhance your knowledge of a core public health discipline. But typically, a certificate can be completed in less time for less money.
Certificate programs are tailored for working professionals who already have a bachelor's or master's degree and want additional training that focuses on the health outcomes of a specific population.
How Long Does a Certificate in Public Health Take?
Public health certificates can be completed within one year on a part-time schedule. The average program consists of anywhere between 3 to 6 courses for a total of 9 to 20 credits.
Where Can I Work With a Certificate in Public Health?
Public health professionals work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and clinics, nonprofits, academic organizations, research centers, and government agencies locally, nationally, and globally.
Learn more about the public health industry outlook at Drexel Online.