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Online Certificate in Public Health Training

The online Graduate Certificate in Public Health Training is designed for working professionals seeking foundational knowledge and skills in public health.

Offered by the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville (UofL), this 100% online, 4-course (12 credit hour) graduate certificate will prepare students to promote a healthier world through practical applications of public health. The certificate curriculum includes introductory courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, health behavior, and health policy.

Graduates of the certificate program will be prepared to use leading-edge techniques to protect and improve the health of communities through epidemiological investigation, policy development, and health promotion.

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  • Develop and demonstrate your knowledge in the core areas of public health with courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health principles and integration, as well as public health at both the state and local levels.
  • Gain expertise and highly marketable skills for a rapidly growing field.
  • Skip the GRE—not required for admission.
  • Learn with focused research and accessible, world-class faculty with extensive applied experience.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of 100% online classes and 24/7 access.



Complete your degree on your own time through fully online and accelerated classes.

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Earn your graduate certificate in just 4 courses.

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"These past few years, we have all been able to witness the role public health professionals play in our lives. This field is more important than ever and our students will be using their surveillance, prevention, mitigation, and intervention strategies from this program to guide public health forward."

– Brian Guinn, PhD
Program Director

Application Deadline Term Start Date
August 1 Fall August
December 1 Spring January

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the graduate application
  2. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit 2 letters of recommendation, written within the past 12 months
  4. Request official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from regionally-accredited institutions—have transcripts sent directly to UofL.
    • Electronic (recommended):
    • Physical Mail:
      University of Louisville,
      Graduate School
      2211 S Brook St, Houchens Bldg, Rm 105
      Louisville, KY 40292;

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Curriculum vitae

International Students

If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to review these additional requirements for international students.

  1. Postsecondary transcripts: Transcripts from institutions not in English will require a foreign credential evaluation.
  2. Students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency by attaining one of the following:
    • TOEFL score of 79 or higher (after conversion for test type)
    • IELTS test score of 6.5 or higher
    • Duolingo English test score of 105 or higher
    • Demonstration of a degree award from an acceptable English language institution, as formally documented by an appropriate institutional official.



The online graduate Graduate Certificate in Public Health Training is a 12 credit hour program. All courses are delivered asynchronously, in standard term length.

Courses List Credit Hours
PHEP 501 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
PHMS 501 Introduction to Public Health Practice and Administration 3
PHPB 501 Introduction to Public Health Behavior 3
PHST 500 Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Sciences I 3
Minimum Required Credit Hours 12


Course Descriptions