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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Elevate Your Knowledge in Public Health Practice

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Program Quick Facts

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15 Credits

Give yourself a competitive edge in the public health field with just five classes. 

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Earn Your Certificate 100% Online

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health program at NMSU Global Campus is a focused collection of public health courses designed to enhance your skills in public health practice. This 100% online certificate program is a flexible, affordable way to make yourself more competitive in the field.

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Career Pathways

With a certificate in public health, you’ll be prepared for further study in public health or to seek work in a variety of settings in the community, such as public health departments, private businesses, and schools. Some other rewarding career options include:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Director of Rehabilitation
  • Epidemiologist
  • Healthcare Coordinator
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Public Administrator
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“Everyone seems to really care about my success, and I feel like the faculty knows me as a person.”

Melinda C., Class of 2023

In the Graduate Certificate in Public Health program at NMSU Global Campus, you’ll deepen your knowledge of public health policy. Study the social, behavioral, and educational aspects of disease prevention and health promotion, and learn to apply statistical and epidemiological principles to infectious and noninfectious diseases.

In this 100% online program, you’ll also analyze various factors that influence the operation of health organizations, particularly in relation to administrative logistics, financial responsibilities, and healthcare quality. Environmental health issues are also presented through the lens of public health.

Once you have completed the program, you’re eligible to sit for the Certified Public Health (CPH) examination.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 15 credits
Program Length: 1-2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
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The Graduate Certificate in Public Health consists of 15 credits. There are four required courses for the program:

Sample Courses Credits
PHLS 5110: Community and Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health 3
PHLS 5130: Epidemiological Approaches to Disease Control and Prevention 3
PHLS 5140: Health Services System: Administration and Organization 3
PHLS 5150: Environmental Public Health Issues 3
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In addition to the above courses, you’ll also take one elective. If you haven’t taken any statistics courses, we strongly recommend that you complete PHLS 5120: Biostatistical Applications in Public Health as your elective.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.