Public health

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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.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in public health


University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

School of Health Professions | Department of Public Health

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

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Career prospects

Potential careers

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

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


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

1 year

Typical course load

2 classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Public Health