Public Health Generalist (Online Graduate Certificate)
This certificate program aims at serving the following groups: 1) students who are undecided about a specific concentration area in the College of Public Health; 2) students who are only interested in completing a few courses, not an MPH; 3) physicians or nurses who want to explore public health; 4) public health professionals who want additional graduate-level credentials.
This Public Health Generalist certificate facilitates and encourages formal training not only for our public health workforce, but also for students and professionals interested in the future of our profession. Once obtained, this certificate allows individuals to continue in a chosen track if departmental criteria for admission are met, while receiving up to 12 hours of credit toward a graduate degree for the core courses completed and passed. This certificate program helps students gain an overview of the core public health disciplines in addition to exploring and discovering some exciting career paths.
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Admission requirementsThe applicant must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited academic institution. International students must provide certified, translated transcripts showing the equivalency to the U.S. bachelor's degree. In addition:
- Students are required to have a 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate coursework.
- Students must have consent of the instructor to take courses.
- Prerequisite for PHC 6050 is College Algebra
Application Process for EnrollmentCall the Graduate Certificate Office at (813) 974-2442 or visit http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to download an application. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official transcripts
- A 250-word letter of interest stating why you wish to pursue this course of study
- Two letters of recommendation
Standardization Test Requirements There are no specific test requirements.
Application of Certificate Courses Towards Graduate DegreeUp to 12 credit hours of certificate related courses may be applied toward a master's degree, contingent upon departmental approval. However, admission requirements for the College and the Department, such as a GRE score and letters of recommendation, must first be met.
Registration Process for Individual CoursesFollow the accepted procedure for graduate level courses. First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system. Follow directions given on-line.
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate All courses must be completed within 3 years.
Tuition and feesFees parallel that of standard graduate level classes. Please visit the USF website at http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/certificates/xph.html to view current fees.
Course locationThis certificate is offered online.
Department contact informationDr. Deanna Wathington, Ph.D. 813-974-6685 or or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Student AdvisorMichelle Hodge (813) 974-6665 or 888-USF-COPH or email@example.com