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.
Students with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an interest in public health can apply.
Yes, full-time and part-time graduate students at UB can apply.
Students wishing to take seated, or a mix of seated and online courses apply to the Public Health Advanced Certificate.
Students wishing to take only online courses can apply to the Public Health ONLINE Advanced Certificate.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, applications are due by July 15 for the Fall semester and by December 15 for the Spring semester.
If you're unsure how ready you are for online courses, the seated program may be a better option for you.
International students with an F-1 Visa who are current full-time UB students (taking 12 credits in a semester) are limited to 3 online credits (1 course) in that semester, however may be able to take more online courses depending on total number of semester credits. Students should check with International Student & Scholar Services for more information.
Students with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline can apply.
Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be considered.
No transfer credits are accepted for this program.
Review current tuition and fees. Students planning to take 9 credits or more in a semester are considered full-time by the university. Students planning to take less than 9 credits in a semester are part-time and can find rates in the graduate per-credit rate table.
Students enrolled in the certificate program are non-degreed students, and some financial aid may not apply. Contact UB Financial Aid to learn more.
Yes, students accepted into the online program who take all online certificate courses can waive UB's comprehensive fee.
Students can begin in the Spring or Fall semester.
The program consists of 5 courses. Students can complete all courses in as little as one year, or can take up to four years.
Commencement at the University at Buffalo is for students who complete requirements for a degree. Students in the graduate certificate program do not complete a degree, and are not able to walk at the School’s commencement ceremony.
Student who complete the certificate must apply for graduation in HUB by the deadline. Physical diplomas are mailed six to eight weeks after conferral.
Fill out our academic information form and a UB representative will contact you.