Certificate in Public Health Administration (CPHA)

The Certificate of Public Health Administration (CPHA) requires the completion of 12 credits and can be accomplished completely online.

The CPHA will provide students with a general overview of public health and healthcare systems at the global, national, state and local levels.

Curriuculum

Required Courses

  • PUBH 530:  Public Health Administration and Management

Elective Courses

(Students choose three)

  • PUBH 535:  Health Policy 
  • PUBH 550:  Program Evaluation & Research Methods
  • PUAD 522: Human Resource Management
  • PUAD 504: Organization Theory
  • PUAD 505: Budgeting and Finance
  • PUAD 503: Policy Analysis
  • PSCI 463: Development Administration
  • PSCI 524: Management Skills

 

Required Courses

  • PUBH 530:  Public Health Administration and Management or PUBH 535: Health Policy
  • PUBH 540: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health

Elective Courses

(Students choose two)

  • PUBH 535:  Health Policy or PUBH 530: Public Health Administration and Management*
  • PUBH 550:  Program Evaluation & Research Methods
  • PUAD 501: Public Administration
  • PUAD 522: Human Resource Management
  • PUAD 504: Organization Theory
  • PUAD 505: Budgeting and Finance
  • PUAD 503: Policy Analysis

* Only one of these two courses may be transferred as an elective to the MPA/MPH dual degree program.

Why the CPHA?

The CPHA is geared towards:

  • those who currently work in a public health setting but may have no formal public health training
  • those who wish to update their public health training
  • those who work in related fields and wish to broaden their knowledge of public health issues and concepts.

The CPHA may also be a good way to get started on the MPH degree (although admission into the Certificate of Public Health Administration program does not guarantee admission into the MPH program).  The Certificate of Public Health Administration option could be completed in as little as a year.