The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is a distance-learning program at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health that offers working professionals a flexible and convenient option for advancing their public health training. The certificate is affiliated with the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and consists of the five core courses that are required of all MPH graduates.
The certificate is a variable schedule program that can be completed in one to four years. Certificate courses are offered each semester (including summer), both online and in-person. Upon completion of the certificate, students who are admitted to the MPH program may apply all fifteen credits to their degree.
Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest. Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.
The College of Public Health's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College consistently ranks among the top five in American Indian and Hispanic graduates and students enrolled among accredited schools of public health, according to recent data from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. In addition, the University of Arizona is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities that have developed exceptionally strong overall research and academic programs.
International applicants are required by the UA Graduate College to submit a TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the iBT (web-based) test. For students who take the IELTS examination, an overall score of 7 is required, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual band or module. TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrollment.
Tuition & Fees
The cost for the certificate includes tuition and fees for a total of 15 credit units, at $1100/credit unit plus the university's flat AFAT fee assessed each semester. Students eligible for Qualified Tuition Reduction as a university employee, spouse or eligible dependent of a university employee may use this benefit to offset a majority of the cost. Certificate students are ineligible to receive most other forms of financial aid (including federal loans and graduate assistantship benefits).
Spring Admission: September 15
Fall Admission: May 15
Required Courses (15 units)