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Public Health Graduate Certificate

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Overview

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.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start January 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$6,329$10,417*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$492 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 8 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

$30 Million in Scholarships Available

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

MPH5500 Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems
MPH5503 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
MPH5506 Social and Behavioral Foundations in Public Health
MPH5509 Principles of Biostatistics
MPH5512 Principles of Epidemiology

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors–they know all about the details of your program.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Public Health Certificate Online - Capella University

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