Promote healthy communities

Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: School of Health Professions | Department of Public Health
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 12
  • Estimated program cost: $5,611.56*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the certificate you deserve

A graduate certificate in public health from MU can help you advance your career in promoting health, preventing disease and building readiness. If you are a public health professional looking to expand your core knowledge or a professional in another area exploring the world of public health, this may be the program for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook data for social and community service managers

Potential careers

  • Biostatistician
  • Community health worker
  • Health educator, economist or scientist
  • Policy analyst
  • Researcher
  • Social and community service manager

Program structure and topics

The online graduate certificate in public health is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in one year.

Course work covers

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Principles of public health
  • Public health promotion

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Public Health..