Certificate Requirements

Certificate Completion Requirements

  • The Certificate of Public Health is a 16 credit hour program (17 hours if you take EPI 610). Each student is required to take the 5 public health core courses from the Masters of Public Health program.
  • While C's are acceptable in certificate level courses, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to remain in good academic standing and to earn the certificate. 
  • Certificate students may apply for the MPH or other degree program within the UAB School of Public Health and if admitted, the courses taken will be counted towards the completion of the degree program.  The courses must have been completed in the last five years with a grade of 'A' or 'B'.



Courses Credit Hours
BST 601Q - Biostatistics 4
EPI 600Q - Introduction to Epidemiology (instead of EPI 610Q) 3
EPI 610Q - Principles of Epidemiologic Research (instead of EPI 600Q) 4
HCOP 600Q - Introduction to Public Health Systems and Population –Based Health Programs 3
HB 600Q - Social and Behavioral Science Core 3
ENH 600Q - Fundamentals of Environmental Health Sciences 3





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