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Claudia A. Serna, Ph.D., D.D.S., M.P.H., MCHES, CPHDirector, Master of Public Health ProgramEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org(954) 262-1652
Annette Clarke, M.B.A., CPSAdministrative Assistant IIEmail: email@example.com(954) 262-1613
Christy Saunders, M.B.A.Admissions Counselor II-HPDEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org(239) 274-6965
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed to provide Health Care Workers (government/private non-profit), College Graduates, Nurses, Physicians, Teachers and anyone else with an interest in studying the fundamentals principles underlying public health education and practice without pursuing an entire graduate degree program. Some professionals augment their credentials and job prospects through a certificate in public health.
The Graduate Certificate in Public Health is designed to enable students to acquire the core knowledge that applies to the fundamental principles and practice of public health. This competency-based program consists of 15 credit hours of core graduate-level public health courses presented using online (Canvas) technology. Our online classes are both synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous sessions are those in which all students and the instructor are online at the same time. These usually include lectures, presentations, discussions, and sometimes group work. Students and instructors use audio during each session. There is a weekly schedule when students all meet together with the instructor. Attendance is counted just as if students were attending class on campus. Please note that for each online class you are required to participate fully in the synchronous sessions according to your class syllabus.
Each course must be successfully completed with a grade of B or better to be eligible for the certificate. If, after taking classes in the M.P.H. program, a certificate seeking student decides to pursue the M.P.H. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to the program to become a degree-seeking student, and must meet all the requirements for admission to the M.P.H. degree program. Previous coursework taken as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the M.P.H. degree-seeking program, but may be transferable if performance equals or exceeds the grade of B in each course.
* Certificate students have up to 2 years to complete the required course of study. Each course must be successfully completed with a grade of B to be eligible for the certificate.
Applicants may apply for matriculation into any one of three semesters (fall, winter, or summer). The Committee on Admissions for the NSU-KPCOM public health program will review all applications to this program and make recommendations to the program director and, subsequently, the dean of the college.
All application materials should be sent to
Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine M.P.H. Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905
Transcripts can be sent electronically from the originating college/university to the following address: email@example.com.
Applicants must provide the following information
Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below.
World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, New York 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 | wes.org
Educational Credential Evaluators P.O. Box 514070 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470 (414) 289-3400 | ece.org
Josef Silny & Associates 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, Florida 33173 (305) 273-1616 | (305) 273-1338 fax jsilny.org
It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to NSU’s Enrollment Processing Services.
For general inquiries about the M.P.H. admissions process, please contact Christy Saunders, M.B.A. Admissions Counselor II-HPD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (239) 274-6965
How much will this program cost me?
Please visit the tuition and fees page.
How long will it take me to complete this certificate program?
Certificate students have up to two years to complete the certificate program.
What are the chances of getting a job when I successfully complete the graduate certificate?
Students successfully completing the Graduate Certificate in Public Health would have the core knowledge in, and conceptual framework of, public health that will serve to augment work or projects that apply to public health. Graduates may pursues opportunities in county health requirements or health service agencies.
After I complete the certificate program, will I be eligible to enter the M.P.H. Program?
After taking classes in the certificate program, if a student decides to pursue the M.P.H. degree, the student must submit a new and complete application to the program to become a degree-seeking student, and must meet all the requirements for admission to the M.P.H. degree program.