The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Health allows you to learn foundational public health skills in as little as one year.
Apply by July 15 for Fall semester and December 15 for Spring semester.
The certificate program is designed for individuals who want to gain foundational public health knowledge. It can be completed fully online, or on campus through seated courses on a full-time or part-time basis.
If you find that public health is your passion, and you wish to complete the full Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, certificate courses can seamlessly transfer into UB’s MPH program.
Our courses attract a diverse student body. You will learn in a collaborative environment that includes public health professionals as well as individuals from across the health care landscape. Courses are taught by faculty who are experts in their field.
The program is designed for:
The School of Public Health and Health Professions is a CEPH-accredited school of public health.
We realize online learning may be a different learning environment for many people. To help you make the adjustment, we’ve put together this page to introduce you to online learning and answer some common questions you may have.
We first want to highlight the advantages of enrolling in our online program. Here are just a few:
Take the State University of New York (SUNY) Online Readiness Success Inventory (SOSSI) to determine how ready you are for fully online coursework.
The following is a self assessment to help you determine if you are ready for online education. If you answered "Yes" to the majority of these statements, then you are ready! If you answered "No," consider how you might change your circumstances or approach and set yourself up for success in an online graduate degree environment.
Adapted from the Open SUNY Readiness Assessment.
Technical computing requirements
As a student you are required to have routine access to an up-to-date computer running Windows 8 or higher. Review the official UB computing requirements.
Some of our courses may have synchronous class sessions or online office hours delivered via webinar tools such as Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom, Skype for Business or Google+ Hangouts. We recommend that you have a headset with a microphone or a webcam to participate in these sessions. Make sure to test your computer with the webinar tool before the scheduled synchronous session.
Some of your coursework requires applications that are not currently supported on tablets or mobile (Android, iOS) devices. While you can use mobile devices for some course elements, you may not be able to successfully complete courses only using a mobile device.
Online courses require that students have routine access to a computer with high-speed Internet access. This is needed to efficiently stream video content and conduct research for your courses. Dial-up internet access will not support the coursework.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Our university uses UB Learns as a LMS. This system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
UB students have access to the latest academic and productivity software, including Microsoft Office and anti-virus programs. Please review these software offerings before considering any software purchases for coursework.
Students can use multiple web browsers when completing coursework within UB Learns: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Google Chrome.