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Quickly differentiate yourself and gain foundational public health knowledge and skills in areas such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health by earning a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Capella’s Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed for professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in core public health concepts. This graduate certificate includes foundational graduate level public health courses from Capella's MPH program and presents key concepts in the core disciplines of public health: health administration, environmental health, biostatistics, behavioral health, and epidemiology. This certificate will also fulfill the core master's-level public health requirements for learners who want to enter Capella's DrPH program and do not have a master's degree in a public health or related discipline.

Certificate Highlights

  • Professionally Aligned: The curriculum is designed around the essential elements of an education in public health recommended in the Blue Ribbon Public Health Employers Advisory Board Report.
  • Direct Path: Nine months to earn your graduate certificate*. All credits can be transferred to the Capella MPH program. Also, transfer up to eight credits into this certificate saving over $3,900 and one to two quarters.
  • Expert Faculty: Doctoral-prepared faculty with extensive experience in public health leadership.
  • Online Learning: Online curriculum with 24-hour access to Capella’s virtual courseroom.

To learn more about this certificate program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

View the full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

*Time to complete depends on the number of transfer credits and courses taken each term.