Graduate Certificate of Public Health

School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Gain an introduction to the exciting, varied, and increasingly pivotal field of public health.

Customize Your Introduction to Public Health

The MCPHS Graduate Certificate of Public Health is a flexible online program that allows you to customize your experience based on your interests. Choose four of the six course offerings, which cover topics critical to an understanding of the public health field. Topics include a survey of public health; environmental health; health policy and management; social and behavioral sciences; statistics of clinical research; and health epidemiology. The credits earned from this program can be applied to the Master of Public Health program.

Your Educational Experience

If you pursue the Graduate Certificate of Public Health, you will choose four of six areas of study:

  • Survey of Public Health
  • Intro to Environmental Health 
  • Health Policy & Management 
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences      
  • Statistics of Clinical Research
  • Health Epidemiology

How Can You Use a Public Health Degree?

Find out how one student is using his public health education to improve water accessibility.

Why Study Public Health at MCPHS?

If you want to make a measurable difference in your community, public health is one of the most impactful careers you can undertake—and MCPHS is the most strategic place to forge your path.

Leading through the pandemic

Dr. Nate Horwitz-Willis of MCPHS was part of an online panel of public health experts who spoke to a group of public health students about crisis leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The best place to be

MCPHS is located in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area, a global center for healthcare delivery, research, and education.

The MCPHS Alumni Scholarship

Successfully complete any MCPHS degree and you are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship toward one of seven master’s degrees—including the MPH.