The Certificate in Public Health is a 16-credit hour program of study. The content is the same as the core content taught in UAB’s masters of public health program. All courses are offered via distance education. Students are able to register, receive materials, interact with faculty, order books and successfully complete this program without traveling to the UAB campus. Only students who have enrolled and completed the certificate program are eligible to receive a certificate. Students enrolled in an MPH degree seeking program are not eligible to receive a Certificate of Public Health.
This 15-hour certificate program is offered to any UAB graduate student who wishes to gain knowledge and skills in the field of global health. Students may choose from several online or classroom-based courses to meet the requirements for this program. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion awarded by the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health (GHS) offers a professional certificate program in Global Health Studies (GHS). This program was developed at UAB through funds received from the National Institutes of Health and has been approved by the UAB Board of Trustees as a professional certificate program.
The Certificate in Statistical Genetics (CSG) is offered by the Section on Statistical Genetics (SSG) within the Department of Biostatistics in UAB's SOPH. The purpose of the CSG is to offer recognition that certain graduate students have completed specific requirements above and beyond those ordinarily completed by graduate students.