Public Health, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Fully Online
  • 15
  • $597.00
  • $597.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Public Health Professional Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of those currently working in public health and those who wish to embark on a career in the field. Coursework emphasizes learning the core competency areas of public health. 

This program is designed to:

  • Develop a new generation of public health-educated professionals
  • Meet the development needs of personnel in local health departments
  • Educate health professionals seeking knowledge in public health

The format of the online public health program allows flexibility for students who are practicing professionals and wish to attain a professional credential, students who aren't sure whether or not to pursue a master's degree, and non-traditional students who have other academic credentials but need formal education in public health.

The curriculum gives students the skills and knowledge needed for careers in public health. Students who have successfully completed the professional certificate in Public Health may be able to apply their coursework to a Master of Public Health degree.

The emphasis in the program is placed on learning in the areas of:

  • Health behavior
  • Environmental health
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Administration
  • Global health

This program includes the core courses needed for students to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Health (CPH) exam.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.