Program Description

The Graduate Certificate Program in Public Health provides quality training on relevant public health competencies to the public health workforce. This 15-credit online program is designed for non-MPH public health professionals interested in gaining graduate training in public health.

Students complete five 3-credit core public health courses.

Graduate Certificate in Public Health (Generic)

  • MPHC 7101 – Health Management & Policy
  • MPHC 8600 – Fundamental of Health Promotion
  • MPHC 8700 – Introduction to Environmental Health
  • STAT 7010 – Biostatistics I
  • EPID 7130 – Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Capstone Project:  Capstone projects are either papers or posters of graduate-level research into a bioethical issue (about 5000 words or 8 double-spaced pages).

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher (or equivalent)
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • GRE scores. GRE is not required
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Computer literacy and high-speed internet access

A completed application with all supporting materials and documentation must be submitted by May 1 for fall admission. Applications and supporting materials received after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Early application and submission of all application materials is strongly encouraged.

International Applicants

The MPH program is structured to deliver approximately 90 percent of its content via online courses each academic period. The remaining 10 percent of the content is delivered as on-campus course work, which requires the student to attend classes at the Augusta University Health Sciences campus in Augusta. There are no exceptions.

The Augusta University MPH program does not offer sufficient on-campus course work for students with F-1 or J-1 student status to meet the full course of study requirement. Augusta University will not issue a Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Academic Student (Form I-20) or J-1 Exchange Visitor, Student Category (Form DS-2019) for enrollment in the MPH program.


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