College of Public Health Guidebooks

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Graduate Certificate Programs allow a student to take courses in a specific topical area without being admitted to a degree program. Certificates range from 12 to 18 credits to complete, depending on the one selected. By comparison, the MPH requires a minimum of 42 credits.

Open to students who have completed a Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate Programs are designed to meet your continuing professional education needs. Credits taken can apply, if appropriate, to a Masters or PhD degree in Public Health or related disciplines should the student later be admitted to a graduate degree program. For more information on certificates, see the Innovative Education website.

Certificate Application: To apply to a certificate, visit the Graduate Certificate Application page.

Certificate Completion: To complete the certificate, after completing all coursework students must submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form.  Certificate completion forms must be submitted prior to graduating if a student is degree seeking.

NOTE about courses:  All graduate certificate students may apply one graduate course to two graduate certificates. See USF Catalog Graduate Certificate section for all policy details.

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Certificate
Official
Code

Format

Current Req.
Credit Hours


2018/19


2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14
Applied BiostatisticsXABOnline14
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Assessing Chemical Toxicity and Public Health RisksXAROnline13
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Biostatistics XBSTrad.15
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Concepts & Tools of EpidemiologyXCPOnline12
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Diasporas & Health Disparities
(terminated effective spring 2019)
XDHTrad.18
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Disaster ManagementXDMOnline12
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Environmental Health
(terminated effective fall 2019)
XEHTrad.12
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Epidemiology
(terminated effective fall 2017)
XCETrad.15-- --

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Epidemiology of Infectious DiseasesXEIOnline12
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Global Health & Latin American & Caribbean StudiesXGHTrad.15
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Global Health PracticeXGPTrad.15
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Health and Wellness CoachingXHWTrad.9
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Health Equity
(terminated effective fall 2017)
XEQTrad.15-- --
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Health Management & LeadershipXHMTrad.12
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Health, Safety & EnvironmentXHHOnline15
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Homeland SecurityXHSOnline15
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Humanitarian AssistanceXHAOnline12
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Infection ControlXICOnline12
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Interdisciplinary Women's HealthXWHTrad. 15
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Maternal & Child HealthXMRTrad. 15
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Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
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XEYOnline12-- --------
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PharmacoepidemiologyXPEDTrad.12
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Planning for Healthy Communities XHTTrad. 15
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Public Health GeneralistXPUOnline 12
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Public Health Policy & ProgramsXPHOnline12
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Safety Management
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XSMTrad.14--
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Social Marketing & Social ChangeXSPOnline 12
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ToxicologyXTOOnline14
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Toxicology & Risk Assessment
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XTXOnline13--
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Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral HealthXTROnline15
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Violence & Injury: Prevention & Intervention
(terminated effective fall 2017)
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Water, Health & SustainabilityXWATrad.16
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Table Key

Format: Fully Online or Traditional; CR: Minimum Credit Hours to complete certificate.

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